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Position by position breakdown: A’s-Royals

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It's a matchup that was up in the air until late in the afternoon on the final day of the season, and it will be the first playoff action fans are treated to this October. The American League Wild Card game (Tuesday night at 8:07 ET on TBS) is here, re... Read More »

Three keys for Royals to win AL Wild Card Game

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Kansas City makes its first postseason appearance since 1985. Oakland squeaked into the second Wild Card spot on Sunday, securing its third straight trip to the postseason. Here are the three keys to the Royals winning their first playoff game in nearl... Read More »

Royals enjoy 2014 success against A’s, with one exception

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The Royals won five of seven meetings with the A's heading into the AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday night in Kansas City. The two losses, however, were against Oakland's starter in the game, Jon Lester. Read More »

KC hosting ‘Take the Crown Rally’ Monday at Kauffman Stadium

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On Monday, fans will have the opportunity to meet select members of the Royals' organization, many of whom were integral in bringing Kansas City its first postseason appearance since 1985. The Royals announced the "Take the Crown Rally" event scheduled... Read More »

Shields to start AL Wild Card Game against A’s

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James Shields will be pitching for the Royals in the American League Wild Card Game against the A's on Tuesday night (7:07 CT, TBS), in Kansas City. Read More »

No Central tiebreaker, but KC hosts Wild Card Game

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Sunday's regular-season finale against the White Sox, which turned out to be a 6-4 Royals victory at U.S. Cellular Field, became rather meaningless in the large scheme of things. Now all the preparations are for Tuesday night's AL Wild Card Game agains... Read More »

Shields to start Wild Card Game

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James Shields will be pitching for the Royals in the American League Wild Card Game on Tuesday night in Kansas City. It's yet to be determined if the Royals will face the A's or Mariners. Read More »

Start times announced for potential tiebreaker games

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Major League Baseball on Sunday announced the start times for any potential Tiebreaker Games to be played on Monday, Sept. 29, as well as the 2014 Wild Card Games. Read More »

Escobar first KC shortstop to play all 162 games

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Alcides Escobar on Sunday became the first shortstop in Royals franchise history to play all 162 games at the position in a season. Read More »

Colon rejoins Royals, reinstated from disabled list

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Infielder Christian Colon rejoined the Royals on Sunday and was reinstated from the disabled list. Read More »

Shields to start if Royals force Central tiebreaker

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At mid-morning Sunday, manager Ned Yost didn't know which team his Royals would be facing next after the regular-season finale. It might be Detroit, Oakland or Seattle. At that point, no one knew. Yost, relaxing in an office chair in the visitors' club... Read More »

Royals look for win, help on season’s final day

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The Royals, who have clinched home-field advantage in the American League Wild Card Game, enter the final day of the season just one game back of the Tigers for the top spot in the American League Central. Yordano Ventura will take the mound for the fi... Read More »

Drama of Game 163 looms in three races

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With the races in the NL and AL Central divisions and the AL Wild Card going down to the wire on the final day of the season, it is possible that one or more races could be decided by a 163rd game on Monday. Read More »

Royals miss chance to tie up AL Central

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Danny Duffy got off to a rocky start and the Royals never recovered in a 5-4 loss to the White Sox on Saturday night in Chicago. The Royals will enter the final day of the regular season one game behind the Tigers, who also lost, for first place in the... Read More »

Yost loses challenge in first inning

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Royals manager Ned Yost has a good record in replay challenges this season, but he lost on a first-inning play on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field when White Sox speedster Adam Eaton was ruled safe at second and the ruling stood. Read More »