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Royals have fun under media spotlight

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The upside to a team winning a pennant is that, to state the obvious, it gives it a chance to bring a world championship to the organization and the city. The downside -- or, maybe we should say, the not-so-upside, is that every media outlet that cover...

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Improved Royals team ready to take last step

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The 2014 Kansas City Royals won the American League pennant and lost the World Series. Then they became better. Guess what's next? "We've got unfinished business," third baseman Mike Moustakas said.

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Commissioner pleased with ratings increase

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Postseason television ratings on TBS and FS1 are up 18 percent this year, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday, calling it the most pleasant development of his tenure to date.

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Yost confident in Cueto, World Series rotation

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Royals manager Ned Yost set his rotation officially on Monday, and the only real surprise was moving inconsistent right-hander Johnny Cueto up to the No. 2 spot. Right-hander Edinson Volquez will start Game 1 against the Mets on Tuesday night.

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5 matchups that could define World Series

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This World Series, which begins Tuesday night, presents a fascinating contrast of defining characteristics -- the Mets' power starting staff and power bats vs. a Royals team that relies heavily on high contact rates, strong defense and a deep bullpen.

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Royals work on plan to contain sizzling Murphy

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Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy has been on a tear, slamming homers in a Major-League record six consecutive postseason games and hitting .421 in the playoffs. The Royals are fully aware of the run Murphy is on and they are working on a plan to shut ...

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Volquez relaxed as ever heading into Game 1

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Game 1 of the World Series is kind of a big deal, but Royals right-handed pitcher Edinson Volquez, preparing for his start Tuesday night against the Mets (7:30 p.m. ET air time on FOX, 8 p.m. game time), smiles the same old relaxed way.

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World Series stage beckons next legend

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Legends are born at the World Series. That's one of the reasons we love it. That's also one of the really compelling things about this one.

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#WSMediaDay: Buzz building for Game 1

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The Royals and Mets -- both with fan bases longing for their first title in three decades -- are readying to square off in the World Series, which begins with Game 1 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET air time, 8 p.m. game time...

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Volquez gets Game 1 as KC sets WS rotation

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Edinson Volquez, who overcame his sketchy postseason history with two solid performances in the American League Championship Series, was named Monday as the Royals starter in Tuesday's Game 1 of the World Series against the New York Mets (7:30 p.m. ET ...

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Tale of the Tape: Harvey vs. Volquez

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Matt Harvey and Edinson Volquez will meet for the first time Tuesday, on baseball's biggest stage. The starters for Game 1 of the 111th World Series (air time 7:30 p.m. ET, game time 8 p.m. on FOX) are both power righties. That's where their similariti...

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1985 Royals: Where are they now?

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The 1985 Royals were a tight-knit group that never gave up, perservering in 7 games against the Cardinals to win the World Series. Many of the players are still in baseball, and they have fond memories of that championship season while seeing similarit...

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#WSMediaDay: Watch, follow live from KC

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The Royals and Mets -- both with fan bases longing for their first title in three decades -- are readying to square off in the World Series, which begins with Game 1 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET air time, 8 p.m. game time...

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World Series MVPs won by all types of players

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No one knows what player is going to rise to the occasion, dominate the World Series, and win the coveted MVP trophy. It could be future Hall of Famers

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Contact hitting should serve KC well vs. Mets

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Everyone knows about the power arms of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard for the Mets, who, as a staff, threw more 95-plus mph pitches than any team in baseball. But that could be right up the Royals' alley.

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