K.C. Royals

Kansas City names Shields as Game 1 starter
October 18, 2014
The moment Alex Gordon knew the Kansas City Royals were serious about winning can be traced to a cold December day when his wife heard they had traded for James Shields.
Royals’ run to World Series has Kansas City abuzz
October 16, 2014
This Midwestern city best known for its barbecue, bebop jazz and, for most of the past three decades, bad baseball has exploded into a sea of blue as long-suffering Royals fans suddenly find their team at the center of the sports universe.
Royals advance to World Series
KC holds off Baltimore, 2-1, for ALCS sweep
06:07 p.m., October 15, 2014 Updated 11:43 p.m.
Crown these Royals the American League champions. After nearly three decades spent trying to return to the playoffs, Kansas City is taking its perfect postseason ride all the way to the World Series. With more dominant defense, an opportunistic offense that plated two runs in the first inning, and a bullpen that shut down the Baltimore Orioles once again, Greg Holland and the wild-card Royals wrapped up a sweep of the AL Championship Series with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.
Royals stop Orioles for commanding 3-0 series edge
October 14, 2014
Mike Moustakas. the third baseman with the four playoff homers, dazzled with his glove Tuesday night. And when Billy Butler drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, the long-downtrodden Kansas City Royals were on their way to a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles and a commanding 3-0 lead in their AL Championship Series.
Rain, rain go away: Game 3 postponed until Tuesday
October 14, 2014
Game 3 of the AL Championship Series between the Royals and Baltimore Orioles was postponed Monday because of steady rain that saturated Kauffman Stadium. The game was rescheduled for 7:07 Tuesday.
Rain postpones ALCS Game 3 between Royals, Orioles in Kansas City
03:56 p.m., October 13, 2014 Updated 04:49 p.m.
Game 3 of the AL Championship Series has been postponed because of rain. The game was pushed back from Monday to Tuesday at 7:07 p.m. Wei-Yin Chen starts for the Orioles against former Baltimore pitcher Jeremy Guthrie.
Column: Marty Pattin bleeds Royal blue
October 13, 2014
Thirty-four Octobers after recording the final outs of his career, strikeouts against Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt and four-time All-Star Greg Luzinski in Game 6 of the World Series won by the Phillies against the Royals, Marty Pattin still bleeds Royals blue. By Tom Keegan
Crown town? Resilient Royals return home up 2-0
October 13, 2014
Resilience and perseverance are two traits that have come to epitomize the Kansas City Royals, who have turned into a playoff force with their run of late-inning wins. They’re two qualities the Baltimore Orioles had better embrace.
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.
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.
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.