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Infante makes presence known for Royals

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Omar Infante's first season with the Royals did not produce the desired results, but he delivered a spark in their Game 2 victory Wednesday night. Read More »

Holland named Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year

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Major League Baseball recognized this season's top relief pitchers Wednesday, announcing Kansas City's Greg Holland and Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel as the recipients of the Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year Award and the Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of ... Read More »

Finnegan on verge of World Series history

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Brandon Finnegan could become the first player to appear in a College World Series and the World Series in the same year. However, he's not the first player to appear in a College World Series and be on an active World Series roster in the same season. Read More »

No fear: Rookie Ventura to bring heat in Game 2

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Long before the 100-mph fastball, the dynamic 2014 season and the opportunity to start Game 2 of the World Series was a tryout in Guerra, the Dominican city that houses the Royals' academy on that baseball-rich island. It was the summer of 2008. Yordan... Read More »

Trailblazing ’80 Royals gave KC first taste of Series

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Most of the time, when somebody mentions the Royals, it's about this season or 1985. But what about 1980? Nobody talks about that World Series, and guess who was in it? Read More »

Zimmer injures shoulder pitching in AFL

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Pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer injured his right shoulder in the Arizona Fall League, and the fear is that he has sustained the same injury that limited him to 4 2/3 innings in the Minors this season. Read More »

Sundberg remembers Royals’ 1985 championship season

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Jim Sundberg's memory of where his World Series ring is may be a little hazy, but he still vividly recalls the events of October 1985. That was when the Royals played in their last World Series, and Sundberg played a significant role in bringing home t... Read More »

Replay reviews and reversals down thus far in postseason

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After calls were challenged every 1.9 games and overturned at a 47 percent clip during the first regular season of expanded replay, those numbers have dropped to one challenge every 2.8 games with a reversal rate of 33 percent in the postseason. Read More »

Royals come up big again playing small ball

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Within Kansas City's first four hitters in the first, it grabbed a two-run lead on Wednesday in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series. The manner in which the runs scored embodied the head-scratching way the Royals managed to produce runs this season: i... Read More »

Longtime Royals Butler, Gordon grateful for chance

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Alex Gordon arrived with the Royals at the start of the 2007 season. Billy Butler arrived a little later that season. No players have been with the club longer. So Butler figured it was appropriate that each of them had one of the RBIs that gave the Ro... Read More »

Royals prospect Zimmer fans 11 in five shutout innings

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Kyle Zimmer's 2014 season was essentially lost as he recovered from tendonitis and a lat injury, but the right-hander is healthy for the Arizona Fall League and on Monday night it certainly showed. Zimmer, who pitched just 4 2/3 innings in rookie ball ... Read More »

Escobar’s homer sparks Royals’ four-run surge

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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 off Orioles starter Chris Tillman in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday night. 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 »

Look ahead to O’s: Royals had slight edge in regular season

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How will the Royals do against the Orioles in the American League Championship Series? Hard to say, based on this year's results. The Royals did prevail, but just four games to three. Read More »

Five lessons learned from ALDS Game 2

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So far it has been pitching and defense in this American League Division Series, a trend that definitely favors the Royals. The Angels, who led the Majors in scoring this season, have to start hitting. They have just three runs in 22 innings so far thi... Read More »