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Shields to start Wild Card Game

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James Shields will be pitching for the Royals in the American League Wild Card Game on Tuesday night in Kansas City. It's yet to be determined if the Royals will face the A's or Mariners. Read More »

Royals own Wild Card, looking to trade for division title

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The Royals are in the playoffs, but their first-round matchup remains unknown with just two games left in the season. Kansas City has secured a Wild Card, but could still wind up with the American League Central title. Read More »

Shields never stops working

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There once was a time when James Shields' career looked lost. But thanks the guidance of a big league cousin, the right-hander has built a following in Kansas City and Tampa Bay, and is poised to be one of the biggest free agents of the winter. Read More »

Ventura can help pitch KC into tie atop AL Central

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Royals starter Yordano Ventura makes the most important start of his young career on Tuesday versus the Indians, as the second-year pro searches to keep Kansas City in the American League Central hunt, and improve its postseason positioning. Danny Sala... Read More »

Royals get ‘split’ with Tribe, close on Tigers in Central

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Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings in his return to the Kansas City rotation and the Royals added a 2-0 victory over Cleveland to their postseason push on Monday night. Read More »

Royals won’t stand in Moore’s way

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Royals chairman and owner David Glass said on Monday that he doubts that general manager Dayton Moore would want to take the currently vacant Braves GM job, but that he wouldn't stand in Moore's way if Moore wanted to leave Kansas City. 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 opt for speed at top of batting order

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With his offense sputtering and Kansas City caught in a slump that included four losses in five games, Yost chose speed over convention on Sept. 13, placing Alcides Escobar, Nori Aoki and Lorenzo Cain in the top three spots. Read More »

KC’s top Minors players on hand for big series

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Fourteen members of Kansas City's farm system, dressed in suits and ties, lined Kauffman Stadium's backstop watching the Royals take batting practice on Friday, undoubtedly envisioning themselves in the same spot one day. Read More »

Royals pumped for big weekend set at The K

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The sun broke through the clouds in mid-afternoon on Friday, the temperature started rising and the Royals' big weekend series against the Tigers was underway at Kauffman Stadium. "We haven't seen a series like this in Kansas City in a long, long time,... Read More »

Kansas City drops Sale, sits half-game back of Tigers

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Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer and Alcides Escobar went deep for a solo shot as the Royals turned up the heat against AL Cy Young candidate Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Nori Aoki set the clu... Read More »

Royals miss chance despite plethora of pitchers

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There was no happy follow-up to the Royals' magical footloose victory of 24 hours earlier. Just when a chance to dance closer to first place had presented itself, too. The Chicago White Sox ruined that ambition with a 7-5 victory on Tuesday night, keep... Read More »

Vargas, Shields moved up in shuffled rotation

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The Royals switched up their rotation on Tuesday to maximize their pitching matchups for the final 12 games of the regular season -- and possibly beyond. Kansas City slid Jeremy Guthrie, originally slated to start Friday's series opener against the div... Read More »

Shields, Royals begin final playoff push against AL Central foes

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For the Royals, it's all American League Central from here on out. Kansas City begins a three-game set against the White Sox on Monday, and after dropping 3-of-4 to Boston this weekend the club is done with out-of-division play for the season. James Sh... Read More »

Vargas looks to put Royals atop AL Central

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The Royals will look to maintain their grip on the second American League Wild Card while also attempting to overtake the Tigers in the AL Central standings in Sunday's series finale vs. the Red Sox. Kansas City will start Jason Vargas while Boston wil... Read More »