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Lineup breakdown: Giants vs. Royals, Game 6

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For the Royals, a Game 6 victory tonight would mean a winner-take-all Game 7 at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday. For the Giants, it would mean a third World Series title in five years. Here is a breakdown of the starting lineups for the critical showdown. Read More »

Five reasons Royals can stage a comeback

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The Royals have remained confident in the face of a 3-2 deficit as the World Series has shifted back to the land of BBQ and big dreams. Here are five reasons not to count them out. Read More »

Unfazed by stage, Finnegan weathering first October

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Self-confidence. Not cockiness, but self-confidence. That's what the good pitchers bring to the mound. They believe they can get hitters out. They believe the guy with the bat in his hand is trying to take food off their table. Self-confidence is what ... Read More »

Yordano ready to set aside heavy heart in Game 6

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When Yordano Ventura takes the mound in a must-win Game 6 of the World Series tonight, his glove will be the No. 18 and the initials "R.I.P." in memory of countryman Oscar Taveras, the 22-year-old Cardinals outfielder who died in a car accident in the ... Read More »

After pair of rough games, ‘pen confident it’ll rebound

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Now the Royals' bullpen is going to have to do something it hasn't had much practice at this season: Bounce back. Going into a must-win Game 6 tonight at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City's relievers are confident they can regain their form. Read More »

Royals’ prospect Zimmer dealing with shoulder issue

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Right-hander Kyle Zimmer, the Royals' No. 2 prospect, had his injured pitching shoulder evaluated on Monday by Dr. David W. Altchek in New York. Kansas City remains hopeful that Zimmer will avoid major surgery. Read More »

Like his young players, Yost ‘having a blast’

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There's an old saying that a ballclub takes on the characteristics of its manager. Ned Yost, though, might be reversing that as he assumes the characteristics of his laid-back players. Read More »

Getting Butler, KC crowd back gives Yost confidence

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Between getting designated hitter Billy Butler back in the starting lineup and the remainder of the World Series at home, Royals manager Ned Yost was full of confidence on the eve of a must-win Game 6. Read More »

Home is sweet: All-Star win looms large for Royals

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The Royals are back home with the faithful at Kauffman Stadium to finish their remarkable October saga. For this, they owe a hearty thank you to their American League brethren -- notably Mike Trout, Derek Jeter and Miguel Cabrera. Read More »

Oct. 27 Yordano Ventura workout day interview

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On the eve of his Game 6 start, Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura meets with the media. Read More »

Oct. 27 Ned Yost workout day interview

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Royals manager Ned Yost meets the media the day before Game 6 of the World Series. Read More »

Fall Stars Game filled to brim with talent

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Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide on Saturday in the ninth annual Fall Stars Game, the yearly All-Star Game for the Arizona Fall League. This year's contest will feature 14 players on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, headl... Read More »

There’s something about Game 6

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Through the years, Game 6 of the World Series has had an almost mystical ability to thrill us and chill us and etch itself into our hearts and minds. Now we've got another, coming up tonight at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Read More »

Love for Howser still resonates strongly in KC

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Former Royals manager Dick Howser left an impression on his players and fans in Kansas City with his personality and results, including the 1985 World Series title. Read More »

Royals’ defense vulnerable in loss

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As unusual as it is to see shortstop Alcides Escobar involved in so many defensive lapses, the Royals were quick to chalk it up as just another chapter in what has so far been an unpredictable, topsy-turvy World Series. Read More »