K.C. Royals

Column: Royals deserve admiration reserved for championship teams
October 30, 2014
I’m trying to figure out how losing Game 7 of the World Series instead of winning it made the Kansas City Royals any less worthy of the respect and gratitude typically reserved for World Champions. The empty feeling from finishing second quickly gave way to admiration for the remarkable baseball team that posted the best possible postseason record a team could have without winning the World Series. Column by Tom Keegan
Royals fans take the bitter with the better after World Series loss
October 29, 2014
It didn’t take long for the 200 or so Royals fans at Liberty Hall to head for the exits Wednesday night, but before they did, they cheered one last time.
Royals’ dream season ends 90 feet short in World Series
06:40 p.m., October 29, 2014 Updated 07:54 a.m.
The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals’ clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey. He had just watched the San Francisco Giants celebrate their third World Series title in five years, capped by a 3-2 victory in Game 7 on Wednesday night. But all he could think about was whether he could have scored the tying run with two outs in the ninth inning.
Lawrence Boys & Girls Club members honored at World Series games
05:03 p.m., October 29, 2014 Updated 12:00 a.m.
After Free State High School senior Hannah Moyer delivered the game ball Tuesday night at Game 6 of the World Series, Lawrence High School senior Jazmen Fowler was given the same honor before Game 7 Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals, Giants: Game 7 simply special
October 29, 2014
Madison Bumgarner is ready to pitch in for Game 7. The biggest World Series ace of all plans to be in the bullpen Wednesday night, just in case the San Francisco Giants need him against the Kansas City Royals for an out or two. Or possibly a few more.
Royals’ Ventura honors friend
October 29, 2014
Yordano Ventura honored his close friend Oscar Tavares the best way he could.
Royals level Giants, 10-0, to force Game 7
October 28, 2014
Yordano Ventura, a 23-year-old rookie pitching with a heavy heart and the initials of late St. Louis outfielder Oscar Taveras on his cap, allowed three hits over seven stifling innings. Kansas City’s batters broke open the game with a seven-run second and battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to tie the World Series at three games apiece.
Royals hope to overcome World Series deficit in a repeat of 1985
October 28, 2014
In Lorenzo Cain’s view, the Kansas City Royals have a big advantage when it comes to Game 6 of the World Series.
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.