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Escobar shuns rest to play in Japan Series

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After 162 regular season games with the Royals and 15 more in the postseason, Alcides Escobar still wanted to play more baseball. So instead of resting in November, the Venezuelan native opted to take part in the Japan All-Star series.

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Talent in KC on display during improbable year

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Honestly, not even fervent Royals believers might have forecast this: The team took the 110th World Series right down to the final out before turning loose of their finest and most improbable season in 29 years.

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Royals deal Hendriks back to Jays for Minors catcher

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Pitcher Liam Hendriks' stay with the Royals was brief, and now he's returned to where he started the season. Hendriks was traded back to Toronto in exchange for Minor League catcher Santiago Nessy, the Royals announced on Thursday.

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Fan Cave winners wrap up memorable season at Game 7

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After watching 2,430 regular-season games plus All-Star Week and a postseason culminating in a World Series Game 7, four MLB Fan Cave Dwellers were each presented with $5,000 and a thanks from Major League Baseball in a pregame field ceremony on Wednes...

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Two great teams, one final showdown

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That this World Series will deliver a Game 7 just feels right. This is how this baseball season had to end. The Royals and Giants have already given us a compelling six games, transforming the Fall Classic into a showcase for two gifted teams that have...

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Amped-up Collins unable to settle down in rocky seventh

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Tim Collins pitched in more games for Triple-A Omaha this season (23) than he did for the Royals (22). And yet here he was, inserted into the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday, inheriting runners on first and second for a team tr...

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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 ...

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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.

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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...

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