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Improbably, Royals keep rolling
Kansas City takes 2-0 lead over Baltimore in ALCS
October 12, 2014
Now it’s just getting ridiculous, this Kansas City Royals’ dynasty-in the-making thing. The “team of Yostiny” pulled off another improbable victory Saturday night at Camden Yards, scoring a pair of ninth-inning runs to knock off the Orioles 6-4 in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series.
Sporting KC clinches playoff spot
October 11, 2014
Dominic Dwyer headed in his 21st goal of the season to help Kansas City clinch a playoff spot and beat the Chicago Fire, 2-0, on a rainy Friday night.
Two homers in 10th spark Royals
October 11, 2014
Alex Gordon had already compiled a career’s worth of playoff memories when he stepped to the plate in the 10th inning of a tie game. Given the Kansas City Royals’ success rate in extra innings this postseason, what happened next was almost inevitable. Gordon homered to put Kansas City in front, Mike Moustakas added a two-run shot and the Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 8-6, Friday night in the opener of the AL Championship Series. Kansas City is 5-0 this postseason, winning four times in extra innings.
Flying over Royals playoff games a thrill for Lawrence pilot
October 9, 2014
He’s flown in formation over KU football games, NASCAR races and other sporting events. But if the Royals keep winning, Lawrence pilot Al Stuber just might fly over his first World Series. It would fit in well with his many other stories. By Giles Bruce
Royals Butler, Gordon relish ALCS appearance
October 9, 2014
They endured it together, Billy Butler and Alex Gordon. All those years with 90 losses, the managerial changes and youth movements and empty seats come late September.
KC’s Hali pledges support to clinic in Liberia
October 9, 2014
Tamba Hali fled Liberia when it was in the midst of a bloody civil war. Now that the West African nation is at the center of a very different crisis — an outbreak of Ebola — the Chiefs linebacker is lending his support to a humanitarian relief effort.
Missouri couple now dog owners after Royals win
October 8, 2014
A Missouri man has fulfilled his girlfriend’s wish and adopted a 4-year-old corgi named Lucy after the Kansas City Royals’ win last week.
Royals getting a lift from Hosmer, Moustakas
October 7, 2014
The expectations that accompanied Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer were largely unfair, and anybody in the Kansas City Royals front office would probably be willing to admit it.
Rookies, newcomers impacting playoffs
October 7, 2014
The 21-year-old Brandon Finnegan could be a poster child for rousing rookies taking the baseball playoffs by storm this year. On the Royals alone, he’s joined by young flamethrower Yordano Ventura, infielder Christian Colon and speedy utility man Terrance Gore.
49ers survive Smith, Chiefs
October 6, 2014
Alex Smith threw for 175 yards and two touchdowns before an interception ended Kansas City’s comeback bid, and the Chiefs lost 22-17 to Smith’s former 49ers on Sunday.
Royals sweep past Angels, back into ALCS after 29 years
10:43 p.m., October 5, 2014 Updated 07:32 a.m.
The Kansas City Royals waited nearly three decades to return to the postseason. Now that they’re here, they want to stick around for a while. Alex Gordon hit a bases-clearing double in the first inning, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas each homered and the wild-card Royals finished off a three-game sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels with an emphatic 8-3 victory Sunday night in the AL Division Series.
Run-run-run Royals could knock out mighty Angels
October 5, 2014
The Kansas City Royals, that scrappy run-run-run team quickly endearing itself to baseball purists, is proving small ball works on the game’s biggest stage.
Chiefs’ QB Smith wary of Frisco reception
October 5, 2014
Alex Smith was booed so many times on his home field at Candlestick Park, he has no idea how he might be received by the old fans when he runs out with the Chiefs to face the 49ers today.
Can you believe it? Royals on brink
October 4, 2014
With three extra-inning wins in four remarkable days, the long-downtrodden Kansas City Royals have climbed from the depths of a 29-year playoff absence to the brink of the AL Championship Series.
Royals make more magic, 3-2 in 11
October 3, 2014
Mike Moustakas homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Kansas City Royals kept rolling in their first postseason in 29 years with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in their AL Division Series opener Thursday night.