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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 »

Royals’ machine built to perform in October

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As baseball has changed over the past half-decade or so, it seems that the formula for winning in October may have changed, as well. And if that is in fact the case, then the best example is the American League champion Royals. 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 »

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 »

History indicates extended layoff won’t hinder Royals

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The story of the 2014 playoffs -- at least on the American League side of things -- has been the utter dominance of the Kansas City Royals. But might the Royals be a victim of their own October success? Read More »

Loyalty, patience pay off for Gordon, Butler

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As the Royals celebrated the American League pennant, their first since 1985, Alex Gordon and Billy Butler, after spending countless years imagining this moment, couldn't quite believe it. Read More »

Orioles’ glass slipper a better fit for Royals in Game 1

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The Orioles, the darling underdogs of the American League, got out-Cinderella-storied by the Wild Card Royals in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series on Friday night at Camden Yards. Read More »

Duffy returns to rotation to face Indians following early game

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Left-hander Danny Duffy makes his return to the Kansas City rotation at a crucial time as the Royals are trying to win a spot in the American League postseason. He squares off with Carlos Carrasco and the Indians in the regularly scheduled game on Mond... Read More »

Royals, Yanks on opposite ends of playoff-race spectrum

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The playoff races in the American League are dwindling to the final three weeks of the season. At one end of the spectrum, the Royals control their own fate, leading the Central over Detroit. At the other end, the Yankees are watching their chances of ... Read More »

Cain talks exciting October in Chatting Cage

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The Royals and Cameron Lo Cain are both due this October. The former has not been to the postseason since 1985. The latter will be born to expecting parents Lorenzo and Jenny Cain around the middle of that month, near the time when an American League c... Read More »

Herrera emerging as dependable late-game weapon

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Wade Davis has proven himself as one of the most effective eighth-inning pitchers in the Major Leagues. Closer Greg Holland leads the American League in saves. Now another right-hander, Kelvin Herrera, is establishing himself as a master of the seventh... Read More »

Royals seeking improvement in one-run games

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The Royals fell to 12-21 in one-run games with a 2-1 loss Tuesday to the Twins. The struggles in one-run games come a year after Kansas City led the American League with 31 one-run victories. Its 21 one-run losses this season lead the AL. Read More »

Salvy, Holland contribute to All-Star Game win

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Salvador Perez caught four innings in his first All-Star start, while closer Greg Holland fired a perfect seventh inning to help preserve the American League's 5-3 win on Tuesday night at Target Field. Read More »

Salvy gearing up for first All-Star Game start

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Salvador Perez says he's excited about getting to start the All-Star Game on July 15 at Target Field as the American League catcher, but probably not more than his mother, Yilda. Perez is one of three Royals on the AL squad. Read More »

Holland among five worthy Royals for All-Star Game

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Closer Greg Holland is among five Royals that manager Ned Yost is endorsing to represent the club and the American League at the 85th All-Star Game on July 15 at Target Field. Read More »