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KC has home-field edge, should feel at home in SF

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For the first time since the American League Wild Card Game, the Royals will have home-field advantage for a postseason series. But due to the similarity of the opponents, the location of the games could be less of a factor than how it was initially pe... Read More »

Several Royals have strong ties to Brewers

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Royals manager Ned Yost and one-third of his starting lineup -- shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Nori Aoki -- previously called Miller Park home. Read More »

Quick on feet and to speak, Dyson helping Royals zoom

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On the Royals' scorching run to the World Series, Jarrod Dyson hasn't been afraid to ruffle feathers -- like when he correctly predicted the American League Championship Series wouldn't go back to Baltimore -- but he's simply going by what he sees from... Read More »

Replay reviews and reversals down thus far in postseason

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After calls were challenged every 1.9 games and overturned at a 47 percent clip during the first regular season of expanded replay, those numbers have dropped to one challenge every 2.8 games with a reversal rate of 33 percent in the postseason. Read More »

Players are getting Royal treatment in Kansas City

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It's a crazy time in Kansas City, where fans who had gone without postseason baseball since 1985 have been ecstatic while the Royals have reeled off eight straight postseason wins. Read More »

Negro Leagues Museum a jewel of Kansas City

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One of the best things about the Royals winning the American League pennant is that in addition to putting Kansas City back on the map, it reminds fans all over that this city has a tremendous baseball history. Read More »

Managing expectations: Yost develops winner’s mindset

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Ned Yost was at Kauffman Stadium to direct his Royals through a workout in preparation for Tuesday night's Game 1 of the 110th World Series against the San Francisco Giants (6:30 p.m. CT on FOX, with first pitch at 7:07). But he spent several minutes b... Read More »

Gore a game-changer — even on the bench

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Terrance Gore has not done much besides pinch-run during the Royals' unprecedented 8-0 run to start the postseason, but his spot on their roster for the World Series is not in jeopardy. Read More »

October Giants: KC to see foe of a different color

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While the soaring confidence of the K.C. faithful in these dashing young Royals is fully justified, they haven't seen anything yet quite like this troupe from San Francisco. Read More »

Royals tab Shields, Ventura for Games 1 and 2

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James Shields will start for the Royals in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night, while rookie Yordano Ventura will get the ball for Game 2 on Wednesday. Read More »

Royals’ relief trio makes claim as best ever

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Given the modern-day setup, managers often talk about an elite bullpen's ability to shorten a game. One could argue that no bullpen has ever done that more than the 2014 Kansas City Royals'. Read More »

October Confidential: Giants

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

Royals resemble a past surprise team — the Miracle Mets

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You watch the Royals shock reality these days, and you recall 45 years ago, when America featured everything from the dramatic to the improbable. Including the 1969 Miracle Mets. Read More »

World Series position-by-position: Giants-Royals

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Two Wild Card teams enjoying improbable runs will collide when the World Series begins at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET airtime on FOX, first pitch at 8:07). Here's a position-by-position look at what is shaping up to be a hea... Read More »

Scouting Royals has been an Art form

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Legendary scout Art Stewart has been with the Royals since 1969, so there's not much he hasn't seen in the game. Stewart had a front-row seat to the club's 1985 World Series championship and is now helping the club prepare for a return trip to the Fall... Read More »