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Success vs. heat may not tilt Series to Royals

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The Royals hit well against heat over 95 mph, and the Mets have celebrated flamethrowers. Advantage Kansas City, right? Not so fast: The Mets don't always throw heat, and the Royals have their weaknesses.

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Royals’ rebuild a model in discipline

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Everything the Kansas City Royals have accomplished in winning these back-to-back American League championships begins with a team owner who had an unshakable vision of what the franchise could be.

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Classic 1st: 2 expansion clubs square off

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No matter how many games and seasons you have witnessed, baseball, it's often said in homage, will offer up something never seen before. We can add the 2015 World Series as evidence.

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Power showing up at right time for Royals

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During the Royals' magical 2014 postseason run, the home run ball played a major role. This postseason, the Royals again have muscled up, hitting 15 homers in 11 games. In fact, the Royals actually outhomered the mighty Blue Jays in the ALCS, 7-6.

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Volquez to likely get Game 1 start for Royals

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There has been no official announcement yet, but all signs point toward the Royals starting right-hander Edinson Volquez in Game 1 of the World Series against the Mets on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET air time, 8 p.m. game time on FOX) at Kauffman Stadium.

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DYK: Top facts about Mets-Royals matchup

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No matter what happens over the next week and a half, one World Series participant will snap a title drought dating back to the mid-1980s.

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Top of the World: From prospects to powerhouses

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Many of the players who will determine baseball's 2015 champion were regarded as elite prospects. Ten were first-round Draft picks, including five top-five selections, while five more were supplemental first-rounders and three were big-ticket internati...

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Wade in! Rain doesn’t stop Davis

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Royals closer Wade Davis overcame a 45-minute rain delay in the eighth and a Blue Jays rally in the ninth to record the final five outs of Kansas City's ALCS-clinching win on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.

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Statcast of characters: World Series players to watch

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The World Series will obviously be decided on the field -- and any player on either roster could ultimately emerge as the hero -- but here's a closer look at some of the key players and metrics to keep an eye on in this year's Fall Classic, courtesy of...

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Royals, Volquez ready for Game 1 vs. Mets

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The Royals last won the World Series in 1985. The Mets' latest championship came the following year. Now the two will meet in the Fall Classic, which begins with Game 1 at Kauffman Stadium tonight (7:30 p.m. air time on FOX 8 p.m. ET game time).

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Blue Jays, Royals see Moose’s HR differently

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Mike Moustakas' shot to the top of the wall in right-center field was examined by instant-replay reviews, and it stood as called as a home run, and a key one at that, in the second inning of the Royals' 4-3 triumph over the Blue Jays in Game 6 of the A...

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Glass: ‘We’re going to win it’

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The Royals fell short in the Fall Classic in 2014, but owner David Glass believes the pieces are in place to get the job done this year.

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Home fans provide Royals with big boost

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With Friday's 4-3 win against the Blue Jays in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, the Royals have proven just how valuable having home-field advantage can be. It was their fifth straight postseason win at raucous Kauffman Stadium, one t...

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