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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Position by position breakdown: A’s-Royals

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It's a matchup that was up in the air until late in the afternoon on the final day of the season, and it will be the first playoff action fans are treated to this October. The American League Wild Card game (Tuesday night at 8:07 ET on TBS) is here, re... Read More »

Escobar first KC shortstop to play all 162 games

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Alcides Escobar on Sunday became the first shortstop in Royals franchise history to play all 162 games at the position in a season. Read More »

Royals look for win, help on season’s final day

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The Royals, who have clinched home-field advantage in the American League Wild Card Game, enter the final day of the season just one game back of the Tigers for the top spot in the American League Central. Yordano Ventura will take the mound for the fi... Read More »

Drama of Game 163 looms in three races

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With the races in the NL and AL Central divisions and the AL Wild Card going down to the wire on the final day of the season, it is possible that one or more races could be decided by a 163rd game on Monday. Read More »