K.C. Royals

Giants, Royals ready for wild World Series finish
October 27, 2014
Baseball took its final break Monday before the Giants and Royals settle things. Holding a 3-2 edge, San Francisco will try to claim its third championship in five years Tuesday night when the wild-card matchup resumes at Kauffman Stadium.
Shields better, but Bumgarner too tough
October 27, 2014
James Shields became “Tough Luck James” in Game 5 of the World Series.
Bum deal: Bumgarner flusters Royals, 5-0
October 27, 2014
With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.
Giants even Series, 2-all
October 26, 2014
Down three runs and in danger of getting pushed to the World Series brink, Pablo Sandoval and the San Francisco Giants raised up some Panda-monium.
Royals take 2-1 lead in World Series
10:28 p.m., October 24, 2014 Updated 12:20 a.m.
Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead.
Series shifts to quirky AT&T
October 24, 2014
Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall.
Butler delivers for Royals
October 23, 2014
A big-and-burly thumper still has a place on these flash-and-dash Kansas City Royals, it seems. Especially if he can deliver clutch hits in the World Series, the way Billy Butler did Wednesday night.
Royals beat Giants 7-2, even World Series 1-1
October 22, 2014
Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series. Perez broke open Game 2 with a two-run double in a five-run sixth inning, and the Royals’ own cast of clutch relievers kept the Giants in check in a 7-2 victory Wednesday night that certainly spiced things up as the Series shifts to San Francisco for the next three games.
Phony World Series tickets, merchandise seized
October 22, 2014
Federal agents have seized phony World Series tickets worth tens of thousands of dollars, along with counterfeit Royals panties and other merchandise.
K.C.’s Shields shaky in opening setback
October 22, 2014
The Kansas City Royals had adopted the scrappy, intense attitude of Royals starter James Shields during their thrilling postseason run. They followed his cue on Tuesday night, too. It just happened that Shields was tight from the very first pitch. The veteran starter was pounded for five runs on seven hits and a walk, failed to record an out in the third inning and was pulled from Game 1 to a smattering of boos. Kansas City went on to lose 7-1 to the San Francisco Giants in its first World Series appearance in 29 years.
San Francisco halts Royals’ postseason streak, 7-1
October 22, 2014
Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll.
Game 2 starters Ventura, Peavy show contrasts
October 22, 2014
The starting pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series are a study in contrasts.
Behind the Lens: Journal-World photographer recalls Royals’ 1985 World Series run
October 21, 2014
Not long after Journal-World photographer Mike Yoder started work at the newspaper, the photo staff covered the Kansas City Royals in the 1985 playoffs and the World Series. Yoder shares his images and memories from that postseason run.
A Royal love affair
Team has come to symbolize its home town
October 21, 2014
As the Royals prepare to play the San Francisco Giants in the World Series on Tuesday, capping their first postseason appearance since winning the title in 1985, the relationship they have established with their long-suffering fans harkens back to a bygone era.
Column: Jayhawks recall Royals reliever Finnegan
October 21, 2014
Just six months ago, left-hander Brandon Finnegan stared in at the catcher’s signs from atop the mound at Hoglund Ballpark, a Jayhawk in the batter’s box. By Tom Keegan