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Saberhagen sees flashes of ’85 in fearless Royals

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Bret Saberhagen, the Most Valuable Player of the 1985 World Series, sees a similarity between those champion Royals and today's team. And it starts with their confidence level. Read More »

Where are they now?: 1985 Royals

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The 1985 Royals squad was led by all-time Royals great and Hall of Famer George Brett, who remains with the club as vice president of baseball operations. But there were many other stellar players -- and some key role players, too -- on that team. You ... Read More »

Yost views Gore as necessary part of roster

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Anyone watching the Royals' first four playoff games can have no doubt that pinch-runner Terrance Gore is a valuable asset to the team. Read More »

Blink-and-you’ll-miss-him Gore soaking up KC’s run

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Terrance Gore has turned into the Herb Washington of his generation, a basestealing specialist who epitomizes the speed and maneuverability of the Royals, baseball's hottest team. Read More »

Fresh off ALDS sweeps, Orioles set to face hot Royals

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The Orioles were clear Sunday that this -- a 3-0 sweep of the Tigers in the American League Division Series -- was only a step toward their ultimate goal. But now the O's will have to face the hottest team in baseball: the Kansas City Royals. Read More »

Oct. 5 Perez pregame interview

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Royals pitcher Salvador Perez discusses getting hit in the head with a bat in Game 2 of the ALDS, the team's mindset heading into Game 3 and starting pitcher James Shields. Read More »

Royals fans revel in return to playoffs at rally back home

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For Royals fan Judy John, the allure of a chance to celebrate was too much to pass up. Even the weather, with the temperature in the low 50s exacerbated by strong winds, could not stop John, of Odessa, Mo., and a group of other Royals devotees from att... Read More »

Though off roster, Ibanez grateful for chance

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Raul Ibanez is not on the Royals' American League Division Series roster, but he is with the team back at Angel Stadium. Ibanez, 42, began the season with the Angels as their designated hitter but was released on June 21 after 57 games. He was hitting ... Read More »

Royals’ offense masters art of playing small ball

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Although some analytics-driven folks may cringe when manager Ned Yost bunts or steals with so few outs to work with, there's no denying he has the perfect team with which to play small ball. That won't change when the Royals take on the Angels in Game ... Read More »

Road weary Royals glad to make trip to ALDS

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Playing in a Wild Card Game does not lend itself to easy travel for a team fortunate enough to win and advance to the next round. The Royals found themselves in that position with extra factors involved that resulted in arriving at their Southern Calif... Read More »

Gordon embodies Royals’ rock-solid tenacity

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Alex Gordon is the embodiment of the Royals' toughness. In addition to being an excellent player, he's the spiritual leader of a team that has finally reached postseason status. "I try to go about my business in the most professional way and I think gu... Read More »

Proud Royals fans ‘Rally’ around hometown team

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A crowd of 5,000 filed into Kauffman Stadium on Monday to watch the Royals work out and take batting practice in the "Take the Crown Rally" event. It was an unusual scene for a fan base that will experience postseason baseball for the first time in nea... Read More »

The ‘Yost Way’ paying dividends for Royals

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Ned Yost, in his five seasons as Royals manager, has been vilified for a multitude of presumed sins -- he mishandles pitchers, he bunts too much, he doesn't pinch-hit enough, he looks grumpy for goodness sake! So Yost must feel vindicated now that he's... Read More »

Moore dissects moves carrying KC to postseason

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As the Royals prepare for their first postseason since 1985, GM Dayton Moore chats with MLB.com about his team. Read More »

Shields to start if Royals force Central tiebreaker

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At mid-morning Sunday, manager Ned Yost didn't know which team his Royals would be facing next after the regular-season finale. It might be Detroit, Oakland or Seattle. At that point, no one knew. Yost, relaxing in an office chair in the visitors' club... Read More »