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  1. The beauty of belief

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:53 PM EST

    Nosotros Creemos!

    The Royals may not have won the AL Wild Card if not for the confounding decisions of manager Ned Yost.

  2. Could Billy Beane bust up the A’s?

    Oct 1, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

    Billy Beane

    The A’s went all-in and busted. Now what will Billy Beane do?

  3. Adam Dunn still plans to retire

    Oct 1, 2014, 9:40 AM EST

    Adam Dunn

    Adam Dunn has no problem with not playing last night. And, apparently, does not plan to play again.

  4. Playoff Reset: The National League Wild Card Game

    Oct 1, 2014, 8:29 AM EST

    Andrew McCutchen

    Bumgarner vs. Volquez is, on paper anyway, something of a mismatch. But as we saw in last night’s game, predicting these things is a fool’s errand.

  5. Bailed out by offense, Ned Yost lives another day

    Oct 1, 2014, 2:02 AM EST

    Wild Card Game - Oakland Athletics v Kansas City Royals

    Yost’s controversial call fails to doom Royals after all.

  6. A’s will have six months to play the “what if” game

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:44 AM EST

    Jonny Gomes, Sam Fuld

    In-game losses left the A’s undermanned in defeat.

  7. Royals complete thrilling comeback to defeat A’s in the American League Wild Card Game

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:10 AM EST

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    Salvador Perez was held hitless in his first five at-bats of Tuesday’s American League Wild Card Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, but he smacked a walkoff RBI single down the left-field line in the 12th inning to give the Royals a 9-8 victory over the A’s.

  8. Coco Crisp exits Wild Card Game with hamstring injury

    Oct 1, 2014, 12:14 AM EST

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    A’s center fielder Coco Crisp was removed from Tuesday night’s American League Wild Card Game before the bottom of the 11th inning with an apparent hamstring injury.

  9. Royals tie AL Wild Card Game in bottom of the ninth

    Sep 30, 2014, 11:49 PM EST

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    We’ve got a brand new ballgame in Kansas City.

  10. Brandon Moss slugs three-run shot, A’s jump back on top

    Sep 30, 2014, 10:18 PM EST

    brandon moss getty

    Oakland opened the floodgates on the Royals in the sixth inning.

  11. Video: Eric Hosmer hits go-ahead RBI single, Royals lead Athletics in AL Wild Card Game

    Sep 30, 2014, 9:45 PM EST

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    Watch the host Royals take the lead in Tuesday’s American League Wild Card Game against the visiting A’s on this RBI bloop single from Eric Hosmer in the bottom of the third inning …

  12. Geovany Soto leaves Wild Card game with thumb injury

    Sep 30, 2014, 9:06 PM EST

    Geovany Soto Athletics

    Derek Norris came off the bench to replace him.

  13. Wild Card Game: A’s vs. Royals lineups

    Sep 30, 2014, 3:05 PM EST

    Royals WIld Card Game

    Some surprises for Oakland. Zero surprises for Kansas City.

  14. Odds have A’s and Royals as a coin-flip in the Wild Card playoff game

    Sep 30, 2014, 1:47 PM EST

    gambling poster

    And the odds-makers expect a low-scoring game, too.

  15. Playoff Reset: The American League Wild Card Game

    Sep 30, 2014, 8:05 AM EST

    Athletics Royals

    Looking ahead to the first action of the 2014 Postseason: The American League Wild Card Game.

  16. The incredible awfulness that was Allen Craig’s 2014 season

    Sep 29, 2014, 4:20 PM EST

    Allen Craig

    Craig had a season unlike any other first baseman or corner outfielder in 70 years.

  17. Ron Gardenhire: Too much of the credit, too much of the blame

    Sep 29, 2014, 3:15 PM EST

    Ron Gardenhire

    For a few years there, I saw it as my personal mission to the spread the gospel of Ron Gardenhire.

  18. Who to root for in the postseason — American League

    Sep 29, 2014, 3:05 PM EST

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    If your team is eliminated, what do you do? Let us help.

  19. Pouliot’s 2014 American League awards picks

    Sep 29, 2014, 12:40 PM EST

    Mike Trout

    Trout vs. Martinez? Hernandez vs. Kluber? Here are one person’s picks for MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.

  20. Previewing the 2014 Playoffs

    Sep 29, 2014, 8:59 AM EST

    Playoffs

    Let’s meet our ten playoff teams and assess their strengths, weaknesses and overall outlook.

  21. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 29, 2014, 6:47 AM EST

    Tigers celebrate

    All good things must come to an end.

  22. Sonny Gray clinches the second AL Wild Card for the Athletics

    Sep 28, 2014, 5:50 PM EST

    Josh Reddick, Bob Melvin

    Sonny Gray was efficient in shutting out the Rangers on Sunday afternoon, helping the Athletics finally clinch the second AL Wild Card.

  23. Previewing the final day of the 2014 regular season …

    Sep 28, 2014, 9:44 AM EST

    david price getty

    There are still three undecided races heading into the final day of the regular season: the American League Central, the National League Central, and the second American League Wild Card spot. Let’s get weird.

  24. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Sep 28, 2014, 8:58 AM EST

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    It was the second-to-last day of the regular season, and you probably already saw what happened in the games that mattered. But in case you didn’t …

  25. Mariners keep Wild Card hopes alive with walk-off in the 11th inning

    Sep 28, 2014, 1:15 AM EST

    Kyle Seager

    The Mariners walked off in the 11th inning on Saturday, keeping their Wild Card hopes alive. They can force a tie-breaker with a win and an Athletics loss on Sunday.

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