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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 »

Cain pads highlight reel with great running grab

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Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who was sporting a notable limp the night before, tracked down a deep fly ball in the fifth inning Sunday night to keep Kansas City within striking distance in Game 5 of the World Series. Read More »

Shields did his part in getting Royals to World Series

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James Shields' performance this October wasn't the kind any pitcher dreams about, but the right-hander, whose time in Kansas City may soon be over, accomplished what he was acquired to do. Read More »

Royals perfectly suited for National League style

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The Royals' remarkable fielding combines with a deep pitching staff to give them the ability to win low-scoring games. Kansas City is probably better constructed to compete in the National League and it showed with a 3-2 win over the Giants in Game 3 o... Read More »

Guthrie delivers Royals a postseason gem by the Bay

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His 147-pitch victory in a 2003 NCAA Regional was the signature start of Jeremy Guthrie's postseason career, but perhaps no longer. The one the folks in California will chew on now is the five-inning performance in Game 3 that helped Kansas City to a 3... Read More »

Royals seize control of Series, edge Giants in Game 3

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Kansas City took charge of this World Series on Friday, but the Royals were exhibiting no exaggerated claims of confidence or undo displays of bravado after their 3-2 victory over the Giants in Game 3 at AT&T Park. The Royals, though, might be in b... Read More »

Alcides thriving since receiving ignition keys

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Alcides Escobar always has seen himself as a leadoff man or No. 2 hitter. He hit mostly first or second in the Brewers' Minor League system before doing so for significant parts of his Major League career in Milwaukee and Kansas City. Read More »

O’Neil’s legacy carrying on through Royals

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Throughout the Royals' frenetic playoff run, one that was void of a loss until Game 1 of the World Series, one comment kept coming up in conversation among those familiar with Kansas City baseball: Buck woulda loved this. Read More »

Butler hopes to wear crown, stay in Kansas City

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Billy Butler doesn't want to go anywhere. He loves being a Royal and would be one forever if it were up to him. Unfortunately, it's not up to him, so he is doing everything he can to bring joy to Royals fans for as long as possible. Read More »

With five-run sixth, Royals knot World Series at 1

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Now the upstart, unbridled, uninhibited Royals are back in business. Kansas City landed a sixth-inning haymaker on the Giants and surged to a 7-2 victory in Game 2 of the 110th Fall Classic on Wednesday night with a blue-hued crowd of 40,446 roaring at... Read More »

Royals, MLB open Starlight Fun Center at KU Med

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Former Royals All-Star outfielder Willie Wilson joined mascot Sluggerrr for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on a new Starlight Fun Center at The University of Kansas Hospital on Wednesday in Kansas City, part of MLB's community outreach effort that annually ... Read More »

Giants-Royals, World Series Game 1: Did you know?

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From the importance of winning Game 1 of the World Series, to Madison Bumgarner's historic numbers, to the Giants' overall postseason success, here's a look at some of the interesting facts and figures from Tuesday night in Kansas City. Read More »

Royals’ playoff win streak halted by Giants in Game 1

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Before the sellout crowd of 40,459 at Kauffman Stadium knew it, they were seeing ace right-hander James Shields and the Royals absorb a 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the 110th World Series on Tuesday night. It ended Kansas City's string of eight ... Read More »

Shields’ rough start sinks Royals in Game 1 loss

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Before the sellout crowd of 40,459 at Kauffman Stadium knew it, they were seeing ace right-hander James Shields and the Royals absorb a 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the 110th World Series on Tuesday night. It ended Kansas City's string of eight ... Read More »

Shields’ struggles continue in Series opener

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A day before he was to throw the first World Series pitch in Kansas City since 1985, James Shields spoke about his propensity for amnesia. The Royals' ace will want to tap into that after a forgettable -- and relatively brief -- Game 1 start on Tuesday... Read More »