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Lineups breakdown: Royals vs. Orioles, Game 1

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It all begins tonight, when Baltimore's power will be put on display against Kansas City's athleticism. Here is a breakdown of the starting lineups for Game 1 of the AL Championship Series. Read More »

Royals able to flip power script to burn Orioles

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Alcides Escobar, the light-hitting shortstop for a Royals team that ranked dead last in homers this season, ignited a four-run third with a solo shot, while Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas went deep late in Kansas City's 8-6 win in 10 innings over Balti... Read More »

GM Moore’s vision is paying off in Kansas City

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GM Dayton Moore made several moves that helped the Royals ascend to the 2014 ALCS, but two stand above the rest -- trading Cy Young winner Zack Greinke for a package that included Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar, and trading top prospect Wil Myers for... Read More »

Shields’ passion sets the tone in Royals’ clubhouse

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James Shields, the Royals' starter in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, is not only Kansas City's ace, he's a leader whose intensity sets the tone throughout the clubhouse. Read More »

League Championship Series game times announced

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On Wednesday, the game times were announced for the ALCS pairing of Kansas City and Baltimore and the National League Championship Series between the Giants and Cardinals. Read More »

Position by position breakdown: Royals-Orioles

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Deep postseason runs have been a long time coming in Baltimore and Kansas City, and now the two organizations collide in what promises to be an exhilarating American League Championship Series, which begins Friday at Camden Yards on TBS. Here's a look ... Read More »

Rookie arms deliver in Game 2 ALDS duel

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The Royals' Yordano Ventura and the Angels' Matt Shoemaker were gone when Eric Hosmer unloaded his two-run blast in Kansas City's 4-1 win in Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday, but the rookie right-handers managed to deliver the gripping duel. Read More »

Dyson enters for defense, shows off rocket arm

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Royals manager Ned Yost said it is a defensive maneuver he has been making the past two months. But putting Jarrod Dyson in center field in the eighth inning on Friday night has not paid off as big as it did in Kansas City's 4-1 victory over the Angels. Read More »

Royals-Angels Game 2: Did you know?

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The Royals won Game 2 of the American League Division Series in nearly the exact way they won Game 1. On Friday, Kansas City used a two-run home run by Eric Hosmer in the 11th inning to break a 1-1 tie in the 4-1 win over the Angels. A night earlier, M... Read More »

Hosmer’s drive has Royals in 2-0 driver’s seat

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This time it was Eric Hosmer whose home run provided the Royals a heavenly victory over the Angels, as his two-run blast in the 11th inning carried Kansas City to a 4-1 decision on Friday night, shocking a full house at Angel Stadium. Read More »

Royals-Angels, Game 1: Did You Know?

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The Royals outlasted the Angels, 3-2, in 11 innings on Thursday to claim Game 1 of an American League Division Series. Kansas City went hitless from the fifth inning until the top of the 11th, when Mike Moustakas delivered a go-ahead solo home run. Her... Read More »

Position-by-position breakdown: Royals-Angels

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After a thrilling victory in Tuesday night's American League Wild Card game, Kansas City heads west to meet the top-seeded Angels in the AL Division Series -- the first playoff meeting between the two. Game 1 is slated for Thursday night at 9:07 p.m. E... Read More »

Three keys for Royals against the Angels

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After eliminating the Athletics in the Wild Card Game, the challenge continues for the Royals, who now face the top-seeded Angels in the American League Division Series. Here are the three keys to Kansas City emerging victorious. Read More »

Butler recalls midseason meeting as catalyst

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The turning point of the Royals' 2014 season came just after the club had come out of the All-Star break and registered four straight losses. So Raul Ibanez, who was part of the Royals' losing history during his Kansas City stay of 2001-03, figured a p... Read More »

Royals need to solve nemesis Lester to advance

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By earning their first postseason berth since 1985, the Royals turned the previous 29 years of unpleasant history into background noise. For the season to continue, Kansas City must overcome more unpleasant history, this time against Oakland starter Jo... Read More »