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Hochevar enjoying ending Blue Jays’ threats

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A year ago, Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar was reduced to being a cheerleader during his team's amazing postseason run, with Tommy John surgery in March having ended his season. So one can imagine the thrill inside Hochevar these days as he's right ...

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DYK: KC sets mark with 4-run 1st, 4 sac flies

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The Royals' offensive onslaught continued Tuesday evening, as Kansas City cruised to a 14-2 victory in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, putting the Blue Jays on the brink of elimination.

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Rios silences naysayers with breakout game

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Alex Rios never flipped his bat and hardly even stopped in admiration. The Royals' right fielder unleashed a mighty hack on the get-me-over fastball he was looking for, then simply dropped his head and jogged swiftly, stoically around the bases on Tues...

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Young delivers when Yost needs him most

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All that Ned Yost wanted from Chris Young on Tuesday was for him to keep his team reasonably close until the middle of the game. Mission accomplished. Young went 4 2/3 innings, giving up three runs, walking two and fanning four, helping the Royals to a...

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Royals beating Blue Jays at their own power game

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The Royals muscled up and outpowered their seemingly burlier opponents on Tuesday, beating the Blue Jays at their own explosive offensive game to flip the narrative upside down and regain momentum in a 14-2 Game 4 drubbing in the best-of-seven American...

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KC 1 win from WS after chasing R.A., piling on

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The Royals are one win from going to the World Series for the second consecutive year after putting a stranglehold on the American League Championship Series with another victory over the Blue Jays. Ben Zobrist and Alex Rios homered for Kansas City, wh...

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Royals out to eliminate Jays, return to World Series

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The Blue Jays won three straight elimination games to advance to the American League Championship Series, and now they'll have to do it again to reach the World Series. Step one for Toronto is Game 5 against the Royals on Wednesday at Rogers Centre.

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Manfred: Postseason ‘a nice mix of markets’

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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made his second visit to Rogers Centre on Tuesday, as part of a postseason tour that has also included stops in Chicago, Kansas City and Queens, N.Y.

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KC’s 4-run top of first an ALCS record

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The Royals jumped out to an early lead against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre en route to a 14-2 win in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday afternoon, posting a four-run first inning highlighted by...

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Volquez dismisses talk of sign-stealing

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Edinson Volquez was warned by Johnny Cueto that the Blue Jays may be stealing signs, but says it's a pitcher's responsibility to prevent that from happening.

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Volquez looks to punch KC’s ticket to Series

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A singular question looms ahead of Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez's start against the Blue Jays on Wednesday in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series at Rogers Centre, set for 3 p.m. ET airtime on FOX Sports 1 and Sportsnet, with game ...

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Escobar racks up 4 hits, but Jays roll

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Statistically, the case could be made that Royals manager Ned Yost should bat Alcides Escobar in the lower third of the batting order. But it's hard to argue with the success this team has had with the infielder residing at the top, particularly during...

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Young, KC out to grab commanding 3-1 lead

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Chris Young and R.A. Dickey, the opposing starters for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, were bonded by their intellect in New York. The savants were a perfect match while sharing the Mets' rotation from 2011-12. Now they'll match up a...

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