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Royals need to solve nemesis Lester to advance

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By earning their first postseason berth since 1985, the Royals turned the previous 29 years of unpleasant history into background noise. For the season to continue, Kansas City must overcome more unpleasant history, this time against Oakland starter Jo... Read More »

Finnegan, Gore are living dream rookie seasons

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Even in their wildest fantasies, Royals rookies Brandon Finnegan and Terrance Gore could never have foreseen their meteoric, unfathomable rise through the organization. Read More »

Royals feeling need for speed in Wild Card lineup

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Putting speed at the top of the lineup has worked well for the Royals in the last 15 games of the season, so manager Ned Yost figures he'll stay with it for the Wild Card Game against the Oakland A's on Tuesday night. Read More »

Royals’ Wild Card roster likely to be bench heavy

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The Royals haven't set their roster for Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game yet, but it's sure to be a bit light on pitchers and heavier than usual on bench players. Read More »

The ‘Yost Way’ paying dividends for Royals

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Ned Yost, in his five seasons as Royals manager, has been vilified for a multitude of presumed sins -- he mishandles pitchers, he bunts too much, he doesn't pinch-hit enough, he looks grumpy for goodness sake! So Yost must feel vindicated now that he's... Read More »

Voting underway to decide Hank Aaron Awards

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Voting is underway through Sunday exclusively at MLB.com to help decide the 16th annual winners of the Hank Aaron Award, given by "The Hammer" himself during the upcoming 110th World Series to the outstanding offensive performer in each league. Read More »

Constructing a World Series team: Royals

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Here's a look at how the Kansas City Royals used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its AL pennant-winning team. Read More »

October Confidential: Angels

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How do you beat the Angels? Rival players offer an inside look at how to face the AL West champions. Read More »

October Confidential: A’s

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How do you beat the Athletics? Rival players offer an inside look at how to face the AL Wild Card winners. Read More »

A’s-Royals Wild Card Game: Did you know?

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The Royals and A's will square off Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium in a one-game, win-or-go-home AL Wild Card Game. Here's what you ought to know about the matchup: Read More »

Big Game James set for KC’s biggest game in decades

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Following 28 long years without the thrill every team covets every year, Kansas City will host its first postseason game since 1985, an October journey that ended with the only World Series title in 59 years of Major League Baseball there. The Royals w... Read More »

Moore dissects moves carrying KC to postseason

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As the Royals prepare for their first postseason since 1985, GM Dayton Moore chats with MLB.com about his team. Read More »

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 »