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  1. The beauty of belief

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT

    Nosotros Creemos!

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

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

    Oct 1, 2014, 2:02 AM EDT

    Wild Card Game - Oakland Athletics v Kansas City Royals

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

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

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:10 AM EDT

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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.

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

    Sep 30, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT

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

  5. Pouliot’s 2014 American League awards picks

    Sep 29, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

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

  6. Previewing the 2014 Playoffs

    Sep 29, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

    Playoffs

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

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

    Sep 28, 2014, 9:44 AM EDT

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    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.

  8. The AL Central, too, remains undecided going into the final day

    Sep 27, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals

    The Tigers and Royals both lost, which means that the AL Central won’t be decided until Sunday afternoon.

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

    Sep 24, 2014, 7:08 AM EDT

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    Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates light a victory cigar as they clinch their second straight playoff appearance.

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

    Sep 8, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    A third of all of yesterday’s games were shutouts. Three dudes had two-homer games. Happy 2014.

  11. Yordano Ventura scratched from his scheduled Wednesday start due to mid-back stiffness

    Aug 26, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT

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    From Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star comes word that Yordano Ventura has been scratched from his scheduled Wednesday start against the Twins due to stiffness around the middle of his back. Liam Hendriks will pitch in his place.

  12. The Royals have moved into first place in the American League Central

    Aug 11, 2014, 11:24 PM EDT

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    The Royals haven’t been in first place this late in a season since 2003.

  13. Empty Yesterday: Kansas City’s trade deadline day

    Aug 1, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    Dayton Moore, David Glass

    The Royals just had an infuriating trade deadline day.

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

    Aug 1, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    A good day for Clayton Kershaw. A bad day for Cliff Lee, Tyler Skaggs and Eric Hosmer.

  15. Back to the Future

    Jun 18, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

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

  16. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 6, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT

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    The Giants and Jays keep rolling merrily along. And Travis Wood [all together now] helps his own cause.

  17. Yordano Ventura feels healthy enough to start Thursday

    Jun 2, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Yordano Ventura is scheduled to start Thursday against the Cardinals, which means the Royals were (thankfully) right about the flamethrowing right-hander missing just one or two starts with “lateral elbow discomfort.”

  18. MRI exam on Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard’s elbow comes back clean

    May 27, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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    Today is apparently the day to get good injury news on young pitchers.

  19. Royals get good news on Yordano Ventura’s elbow injury

    May 27, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

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    For once, some good news on an injured young pitcher: Royals general manager Dayton Moore just told MLB Network that Yordano Ventura is expected to miss just one start after leaving yesterday’s game with an elbow injury.

  20. Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer shut down for two months

    May 27, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

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    As if the Yordano Ventura news wasn’t enough to ruin every Royals fan’s day, now top prospect and 2012 fifth overall pick Kyle Zimmer has been shut down for 6-8 weeks with a strained lat muscle.

  21. Yordano Ventura leaves start with lateral elbow discomfort, will be sent for MRI

    May 26, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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    Another talented young pitcher is injured. Royals rookie Yordano Ventura left tonight’s start in the third inning with lateral elbow discomfort and will go for an MRI.

  22. The Royals still aren’t hitting home runs

    May 11, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    The Kansas City Royals have hit 14 home runs in their first 36 games this year. That is not just the worst home run rate in baseball by far in 2014, it’s among the worst in recent baseball history.

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

    May 1, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT

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    In today’s ATH we offer a few quick history lessons too. For example, did you know that “And That Happened” used to be called “Hark, this Occurred” back when it was a print feature? True story.

  24. Chris Davis exits Friday night’s game with an oblique strain

    Apr 25, 2014, 9:34 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Toronto Blue Jays

    The Orioles had a scare on Friday night when their power-hitting first baseman left early with an injury.

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