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K.C. Royals

Finally! Rested/rusty Royals, Giants begin Series
October 21, 2014
Going into Game 1 tonight at Kauffman Stadium, both the Royals and Giants will deal with a familiar issue this deep in the postseason: Does an extended layoff translate into rest or rust?
Royals fever sweeps over Lawrence in advance of World Series
October 20, 2014
Fifty miles west of Kauffman Stadium, the Royals’ tidal wave of glee has swept over Lawrence and beyond. Apparel is flying off shelves. Bars are losing elbow room. And the chatter surrounding the dreamy 8-0 playoff run, and first World Series appearance since the 1985 wonder-year, is the most infectious thing going around. By Elliot Hughes
San Francisco radio stations ban hit song ‘Royals’ during World Series
11:30 a.m., October 20, 2014 Updated 01:44 p.m.
The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.
Kansas City Royals get Paul Ryan’s endorsement
October 20, 2014
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan isn’t just endorsing politicians now.
Column: Ritch Price marvels at run by Royals
October 20, 2014
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price, who has friends in the organizations of both World Series teams, did a nice job of articulating the key moment for the Royals, America’s darlings. By Tom Keegan
Triple threat: Three-headed bullpen monstrous for Royals
October 20, 2014
The Royals had one of the stingiest bullpens in baseball this season, but the back end was especially dominant.
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.