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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 »

Davis rewrites story, becomes potent force from ‘pen

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A cutter, a sizzling four-seamer and a knee-buckling curve have made starter-turned-setup man Wade Davis one of the game's most dominant relievers. Read More »

Royals: August sweep over Giants ‘doesn’t mean anything’

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The Royals swept the Giants in a three game series on Aug. 8-10, but the set came during a time in which San Francisco was going through a rough stretch. Now, manager Ned Yost and his players acknowledge that the sweep is a thing of the past. Read More »

Yost contemplating Royals’ rotation, bench

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Royals manager Ned Yost has plenty to think about in regard to his starting rotation and his 25-man roster for the World Series. But he does have the luxury of time. Read More »

Braves boast connections to both World Series teams

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At some point within the next two weeks, either the Royals or Giants will clinch the World Series with what will be their 12th postseason win this year. When this happens, Braves fans will be left to choose whether to feel good or disheartened by the f... Read More »

Royals superfan SungWoo Lee to return for World Series

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It appears that the return of Korean superfan SungWoo Lee is official. The Seoul native who won the hearts of Kansas Citians this summer will make it to Game 1 of the World Series, according to Sam Kim, a political reporter for Bloomberg News in Korea. Read More »

After celebration, Royals now must focus on the Giants

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When the Royals clinched the American League pennant on Wednesday night, the players stressed that who their next opponent would be did not concern them at the moment; they'd rather bask in the glory of their AL Championship Series win against the Orio... Read More »

Giants, Royals make for Wild World Series

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The Royals and Giants, who will meet in the World Series, are proof that it's possible to get on a roll once you survive the Wild Card Game. Read More »