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KC has no regrets regarding tough call by third-base coach


Though fans may always wonder if Alex Gordon could have scored in the ninth inning of Game 7, in the end, the difference is that one team had Madison Bumgarner and the other didn't, not that third-base coach Mike Jirschele didn't bet the season on one ... Read More »

Royals’ Game 7 hero Saberhagen gets call for first pitch


The Royals, perhaps attempting to recapture some of that Game 7 magic, contacted Brett Saberhagen in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's Game 6 and asked him to throw out the ceremonial pitch for Wednesday night's finale. Saberhagen said yes without h... Read More »

Kansas City police officer honored with Legacy Seat


James Cisneros works off-duty security for the Royals and was stationed in the bullpen during Games 1 and 2. He assumed that his assignment would be the same for Game 7, but on Tuesday afternoon, he got the call telling him that he would have the honor... Read More »

Starters providing relief in Game 7 not uncommon


The possibility of Giants ace Madison Bumgarner getting a call from the bullpen in Game 7 of the World Series against the Royals on Wednesday night has been discussed so much it would be more of a surprise if he doesn't pitch than if he does. If he doe... Read More »

Back home, Ventura, Royals aim to force Game 7


Three World Series championships in five seasons? In this day and age? With an expanded postseason format and revenue sharing and general competitive balance? That's what you'd call a Giant undertaking. The Royals, meanwhile, have a giant undertaking o... Read More »

Five things we learned from pivotal sixth inning


By the time the sixth inning was over, Kelvin Herrera had thrown a 101-mph sinker, Billy Butler had given a curtain call after a single, the benches had cleared, Omar Infante had gone deep and four Giants relievers had been summoned, all pretty much in... Read More »

Denkinger cool with reminders of mistaken call in ’85 Series


Twenty-nine years later, as the Royals prepare to finally play in a World Series again and Kauffman Stadium gets ready for a rocking Game 1, the unavoidable name of Don Denkinger is being brought back down from the shelves of the sport's lore. The old ... Read More »

White Sox win challenge of close play at first


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 »

Abreu’s stolen base overturned by Royals’ challenge


The Royals began their rubber match with the White Sox by winning a challenge to end the top of the first inning. Jose Abreu was initially ruled to have stolen second base, but officials overturned the call after Royals manager Ned Yost used his challe... Read More »

Royals win challenge on overturned pickoff play


James Shields recorded his 31st career pickoff as Royals manager Ned Yost challenged a safe call in the first inning on Wednesday night and won. The New York review concluded that Tigers runner Ian Kinsler was out and overturned the call. Read More »

Guthrie gets call for opener of critical series with Tigers


First place in the American League Central will be on the line this week as the Royals and Tigers meet for a three-game series at Comerica Park beginning Monday afternoon. Read More »

IRS Scam Phone Calls Continue; Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls


WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when ... Read More »

Yanks score run after challenge overturns call at plate


The Yankees won a challenge and gained a run against the Royals on Monday night. The final run of New York's four-run seventh came on a sacrifice fly by Brian McCann, but that's not initially how it was ruled. Read More »

Dyson gets call over Cain against lefty Milone


Royals manager Ned Yost used left-handed-hitting Jarrod Dyson in center field instead of right-handed-hitting Lorenzo Cain on Sunday. Solid reason: Milone has actually been hit better by left-handed batters (.274) than righties (.263) in his career. Read More »

Umps give Yost reprieve after arguing balk call


Royals manager Ned Yost scampered out onto the field, apparently curious about the balk call on Royals starter Yordano Ventura. But he quickly retreated without saying much or getting an explanation either in Saturday night's 4-1 loss. Read More »