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  1. Jeremy Guthrie will start ALCS Game 3 vs. Orioles

    Oct 11, 2014, 2:48 PM EST

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    It will be Guthrie’s first career postseason appearance.

  2. Royals “pretty set” on starting Yordano Ventura in Game 2

    Oct 7, 2014, 8:27 PM EST

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    Ventura had an ugly relief appearance in the Wild Card Game, but the 23-year-old rookie bounced back with seven innings of one-run ball against the Angels in Game 2 of the ALDS.

  3. Eric Hosmer’s emergence, Kelvin Herrera’s return bode well for Royals in ALCS

    Oct 6, 2014, 12:51 AM EST

    Eric Hosmer

    Some thoughts on the Royals’ plans as they get ready to battle the Orioles.

  4. Josh Hamilton can’t hack it in first game in weeks

    Oct 3, 2014, 1:32 AM EST

    Josh Hamilton, Gary DiSarcina

    The former MVP underwhelms in Game 1 versus the Royals.

  5. Mike Moustakas homers in 11th inning to lead Royals past Angels in Game 1 of ALDS

    Oct 3, 2014, 1:26 AM EST

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    Including their win over the A’s in the Wild Card Game, the Royals are just the third team to begin the playoffs with two extra-inning wins.

  6. Kelvin Herrera exits ALDS Game 1 with right forearm tightness

    Oct 2, 2014, 11:50 PM EST

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    Herrera had a 1.41 ERA over 70 appearances during the regular season.

  7. Royals and Angels deadlocked through five innings in Game 1 of ALDS

    Oct 2, 2014, 10:40 PM EST

    David Freese AP

    David Freese now has eight career postseason home runs.

  8. ALDS, Game 1: Royals vs. Angels lineups

    Oct 2, 2014, 6:14 PM EST

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    Jered Weaver vs. Jason Vargas.

  9. Playoff Reset: Both AL Division Series Get Underway

    Oct 2, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    Buck Showalter

    Max Scherzer vs. Chris Tillman in the early evening, Jason Vargas vs. Jered Weaver for the nightcap.

  10. Royals to start Yordano Ventura in Game 2 of ALDS

    Oct 1, 2014, 6:33 PM EST

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    Jason Vargas, who spent last season in the Angels’ rotation before signing with the Royals as a free agent, will start Game 1 for Kansas City.

  11. Angels announce ALDS rotation: Jered Weaver in Game 1, Matt Shoemaker for Game 2

    Oct 1, 2014, 6:19 PM EST

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    The Angels have announced their rotation for the ALDS against the Royals.

  12. Danny Duffy not expected to rejoin Royals’ rotation until next Monday

    Sep 15, 2014, 7:35 PM EST

    Danny Duffy

    Duffy hasn’t pitched since September 6 due to rotator cuff inflammation.

  13. Ned Yost’s bullpen management strikes again

    Sep 14, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    Ned Yost

    Royals manager Ned Yost wanted a strikeout, so he brought in Aaron Crow, who has the bullpen’s lowest strikeout rate.

  14. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 4, 2014, 7:07 AM EST

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    A lesson in why you do not want to have to face the Mariners in the wild card game.

  15. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 19, 2014, 6:42 AM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Washington Nationals

    The Nats win the close ones. They win the not-so-close ones. They win the tame ones. And last night, they won a wild one.

  16. Jason Vargas could rejoin the Royals’ rotation as soon as Sunday

    Jul 21, 2014, 9:58 PM EST

    Jason Vargas AP

    Royals left-hander Jason Vargas underwent an appendectomy less than two weeks ago, but he could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Sunday against the Indians.

  17. Jason Vargas out 3-4 weeks following appendectomy

    Jul 10, 2014, 11:51 AM EST

    Jason Vargas Royals

    Signed to a four-year, $32 million contract this offseason that draw quite a bit of criticism, Vargas has a career-best 3.31 ERA and was on pace for a career-high 225 innings after throwing just 150 innings for the Angels last year.

  18. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 3, 2014, 7:23 AM EST

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    Edwin Encarnacion: “He hanged it, I banged it.” He actually said that.

  19. Video: Watch Mike Trout hit a 489-foot home run

    Jun 27, 2014, 9:05 PM EST

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    Mike Trout hit a jaw-dropping 489-foot home run in the first inning of Friday’s game against the Royals.

  20. Scott Kazmir is back and better than ever

    Jun 20, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

    Scott Kazmir

    Scott Kazmir finished last season very strong with a 2.57 ERA and 43/4 K/BB ratio in five September starts and pitched well overall for the Indians, but when it came time to cash in as a free agent teams proved skeptical about his career being back on track after he fell all the way down to independent ball.

  21. Back to the Future

    Jun 18, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    For a minute, it’s 1985, and the Royals are in first place. Savor this moment.

  22. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 11, 2014, 6:01 AM EST

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    Collin Cowgill’s walkoff homer in the 14th was something. Yoenis Cespedes’ throw in the eighth was even more something.

  23. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 8, 2014, 6:13 AM EST

    Yoenis Cespedes, Sam Fuld, Josh Reddick

    The A’s remind me of someone. And a couple of rainouts remind me of my favorite movie ever.

  24. Ian Kinsler homers, hits a walkoff single for the Tigers

    Apr 2, 2014, 5:06 PM EST

    Ian Kinsler

    But the biggest problem for the Royals wasn’t Ian Kinsler. It was Ned Yost’s bullpen management.

  25. Picking the Royals to win … again

    Apr 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    Joe Posnanski picks the Royals to win the division for the 17th consecutive season.

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