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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 »

MLB Notebook: O’s, Royals follow season trends

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No team had more multihomer games than the O's, who used their power to slug past the Tigers in Game 1 of their ALDS series. While K.C. won their ALDS opener on a Mike Moustakas homer in the 11th, the Royals again showed that they could find a way to w... Read More »

After trying season, Moustakas a hero in October

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Mike Moustakas didn't know whether the pitch was a changeup or a fastball. He couldn't hear the dozens of friends and family members in attendance going crazy, while the rest of Angel Stadium fell silent. Read More »

Royals ride momentum into ALDS matchup with Angels

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Jered Weaver and Jason Vargas are close friends, and not just because they were teammates with the Angels last season. They were also teammates in 2004 at Long Beach State. Now they will face off on the big stage, starting Game 1 of the American League... Read More »

Did You Know? 2014 AL Wild Card Game

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The American League Wild Card Game could not have been any wilder. The Royals defeated the A's, 9-8, in 12 innings after erasing a four-run deficit over the eighth and ninth frames and a one-run deficit in the 12th in a contest that featured an entire ... Read More »

Craziest stats from the AL Wild Card Game

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The American League Wild Card Game could not have been any wilder. The Royals defeated the A's, 9-8, in 12 innings after erasing a four-run deficit over the eighth and ninth frames and a one-run deficit in the 12th in a contest that featured an entire ... Read More »

KC’s historic comeback and other crazy stats

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The American League Wild Card Game could not have been any wilder. The Royals defeated the A's, 9-8, in 12 innings after erasing a four-run deficit over the eighth and ninth frames and a one-run deficit in the 12th in a contest that featured an entire ... 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 »

Royals feeling need for speed in Wild Card lineup

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Putting speed at the top of the lineup has worked well for the Royals in the last 15 games of the season, so manager Ned Yost figures he'll stay with it for the Wild Card Game against the Oakland A's on Tuesday night. Read More »