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Royals punch ticket to first postseason since 1985

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The Royals are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 29 seasons after posting a 3-1 victory over the White Sox on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Read More »

Shields never stops working

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There once was a time when James Shields' career looked lost. But thanks the guidance of a big league cousin, the right-hander has built a following in Kansas City and Tampa Bay, and is poised to be one of the biggest free agents of the winter. Read More »

White Sox credited with double play following replay

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The White Sox were credited with an inning-ending double play in the fourth inning Friday night when a replay review overturned the initial ruling of a missed tag by second baseman Marcus Semien. Read More »

Brett eager to see Royals back in playoffs

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Hall of Famer George Brett swept into the Royals' clubhouse before Friday night's game against the White Sox, hoping to soon witness something he had not seen since he was a player in 1985: the Royals in the postseason. Read More »

Drama of Game 163 looms in Central races

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

Shields off his game, but gives Royals shot

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Pitcher James Shields has done this long enough that he knows one thing: If you don't have your best stuff, you've got to find a way to make things work. And that's what he did in the Royals' 6-3 victory over the White Sox on Thursday night at U.S. Cel... Read More »

Guthrie to take mound as Royals eye playoff spot

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The Royals can clinch a playoff spot for the first time since winning the 1985 World Series with a win over the White Sox on Friday. Jeremy Guthrie will start opposite Hector Noesi at U.S. Cellular Field. Read More »

Royals drop playoff magic number to one

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There was no clinching of a postseason berth, no end to a 28-year drought, no clubhouse party for the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field. But the Royals did move closer to that happy moment with a 6-3 victory over the White Sox... Read More »

White Sox win challenge of close play at first

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura's seventh-inning challenge overturned a call that initially ruled Adam Eaton out at first with one out and the game against the Royals tied at 3. Read More »

Royals shift attention away from Seattle

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Just as the Royals were about to finish up batting practice on Thursday, the Seattle Mariners finished off the Blue Jays in Toronto, 7-5. That meant that the Royals knew they could not clinch a playoff spot in their game against the White Sox on Thursd... Read More »

Royals welcome potential tiebreaker against Tigers

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It's still a possibility: a one-game playoff for the American League Central Division championship on Monday at Detroit. And the Royals would embrace that chance. Read More »

Yost sets mark for most KC games managed

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When Ned Yost managed the Royals against the Indians on Wednesday night, he stood alone as the man who has directed the team in the most regular-season games. Yost passed Dick Howser at 771 Royals games managed in a 6-4 loss to the Indians. Read More »

Shields continues Royals’ charge into final series

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The Royals will try to secure a spot in the playoffs during a four-game series against the White Sox that begins on Thursday night in Chicago. James Shields will start opposite Jose Quintana in the opener. Read More »

Royals miss chance for sweep, Wild Card lead

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Billy Butler drove in three runs as his two-run double in the fifth erased an early deficit, but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead in the Royals' 6-4 loss to the Indians on Wednesday night. Read More »

Gordon’s diving catch stands after Tribe challenge

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With the Indians' season hanging by a thread, manager Terry Francona did not hesitate to challenge a seventh-inning catch by Royals left fielder Alex Gordon in Wednesday night's 6-4 win. The play was ruled as stands, but Francona did not want to take a... Read More »