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No Fairytale Ending to Royals' Cinderella Story

No Fairytale Ending to Royals' Cinderella Story

nytimes.com MLB.com yahoo.com Updated 7 hours ago
There was no happy ending to Kansas City's storybook season after the Royals lost 3-2 in Game Seven of the World Series, and while they exceeded expectations simply by reaching Wednesday's finale, manager Ned Yost found the narrow loss hard to swallow.
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  • San Francisco Giants Fans Take to Streets After World Series Wi…

    San Francisco Giants Fans Take to Streets After World Series Win

    nytimes.com 3 hours ago
    Fans of the took to the streets to celebrate on Wednesday night after their team won the baseball World Series, topping the Kansas City Royals, but the festivities were marred by raucous fans and fires.
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  • Statcast: Gordon stops 90 feet from tying Game 7

    Statcast: Gordon stops 90 feet from tying Game 7

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    With a little help from Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco, the Royals came oh-so-close to tying Game 7 of the World Series with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning on Wednesday night, and Statcast tracking technology breaks down how Alex Gordon…
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  • Ten best moments from the San Francisco Giants' championship ru…

    Ten best moments from the San Francisco Giants' championship run

    yahoo.com 9 hours ago
    The San Francisco Giants are back on top of the mountain in Major League Baseball. With a 3-2 victory against the Kansas City Royals in World Series Game 7, they earned their third World Series championship in five seasons and their eighth in franchise …
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  • Game 7 starters Jeremy Guthrie and Tim Hudson last a combined 5…

    Game 7 starters Jeremy Guthrie and Tim Hudson last a combined 5 innings

    yahoo.com MLB.com 10 hours ago
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With the key relievers of the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants all rested and available for Game 7 of the World Series, it was widely anticipated the bullpens would figure prominently. And they did. Really prominently. Game…
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  • Was Game 7 Billy Butler's last game as a member of the Kansas C…

    Was Game 7 Billy Butler's last game as a member of the Kansas City Royals?

    yahoo.com 11 hours ago
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City designated hitter Billy Butler has become synonymous with Royals baseball. The longest-tenured member of the Royals – a man who even has his own brand of barbecue sauce – lunched at Oklahoma Joe's BBQ in a Kansas City subu…
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  • On Baseball: Madison Bumgarner Rises to the Moment, and Jaws Dr…

    On Baseball: Madison Bumgarner Rises to the Moment, and Jaws Drop

    nytimes.com ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    The pantheon of World Series pitching greats welcomes a new member to its club as Bumgarner gave a performance for the ages in Game 7.
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  • Giants turn two after replay overturns safe call

    Giants turn two after replay overturns safe call

    MLB.com 14 hours ago
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy came out on the winning end of a replay challenge in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night. The Royals' Eric Hosmer dove headfirst into first base trying to break up a double play in the third inning, and he was ruled …
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  • Keeping Score: A Game That Cements Reputations, Not Always for …

    Keeping Score: A Game That Cements Reputations, Not Always for the Better

    nytimes.com 15 hours ago
    With the Royals and the Giants facing off in what will be the 37th winner-take-all World Series game, the players involved will be remembered by their team’s fans for the rest of their careers.
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  • Royals' Game 7 hero Saberhagen gets call for first pitch

    Royals' Game 7 hero Saberhagen gets call for first pitch

    MLB.com 15 hours ago
    The Royals, perhaps attempting to recapture some of that Game 7 magic, contacted Brett Saberhagen in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's Game 6 and asked him to throw out the ceremonial pitch for Wednesday night's finale. Saberhagen said yes without he…
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  • Royals minor leaguer critical of Yordano Ventura wearing Domini…

    Royals minor leaguer critical of Yordano Ventura wearing Dominican flag following Game 6, later apologizes

    yahoo.com 16 hours ago
    So much for organizational camaraderie or human compassion. After Yordano Ventura's gem of a pitching performance in World Series Game 6, which the Kansas City Royals won 10-0 to force a decisive Game 7 on Wednesday, a Royals minor leaguer named Zeb Sne…
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  • Kansas City police officer honored with Legacy Seat

    Kansas City police officer honored with Legacy Seat

    MLB.com 16 hours ago
    James Cisneros works off-duty security for the Royals and was stationed in the bullpen during Games 1 and 2. He assumed that his assignment would be the same for Game 7, but on Tuesday afternoon, he got the call telling him that he would have the honor …
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  • Follow Game 7 of the World Series live with Yahoo Sports

    Follow Game 7 of the World Series live with Yahoo Sports

    yahoo.com 17 hours ago
    So, what's it going to be? The Kansas City Royals winning their first World Series in 29 years? Or the San Francisco Giants capturing their third in five years? Six games haven't been enough to finish this World Series, so Game 7 will decide it. In a re…
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  • Game 7's deliver ecstasy, heartbreak in ultimate drama

    Game 7's deliver ecstasy, heartbreak in ultimate drama

    MLB.com 17 hours ago
    Here's a look back at five of the best World Series seventh games before the Giants and Royals hit the field on Wednesday night.
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  • Starters providing relief in Game 7 not uncommon

    Starters providing relief in Game 7 not uncommon

    MLB.com 17 hours ago
    The possibility of Giants ace Madison Bumgarner getting a call from the bullpen in Game 7 of the World Series against the Royals on Wednesday night has been discussed so much it would be more of a surprise if he doesn't pitch than if he does. If he does…
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  • World Series Game 7: SF-KC in-game notebook

    World Series Game 7: SF-KC in-game notebook

    MLB.com 17 hours ago
    Welcome to Kauffman Stadium and MLB.com's live hub for Game 7 of the World Series, which will be updated throughout the night with news and in-game highlights. Be sure to refresh often as the Royals and Giants do battle in the league's first winner-take…
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  • Giants Go With Perez Over Ishikawa in Game 7

    Giants Go With Perez Over Ishikawa in Game 7

    nytimes.com 20 hours ago
    The San Francisco Giants are starting Juan Perez over Travis Ishikawa in left field for Game 7 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals.
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  • Video - David Ross On World Series Game 7 06:03

    David Ross On World Series Game 7

    Oct 29
    2013 World Series champion David Ross joins Keith Olbermann to address some storylines heading into Game 7 of the 2014 World Series.
  • Video - Giants-Royals Preview 02:32

    Giants-Royals Preview

    Oct 29
    Mark Mulder previews Game 7 of the World Series between the Giants and the Royals, discusses the keys to P Tim Hudson's success and gives his pick for who wins.
  • Video - Bumgarner On World Series Win 04:59

    Bumgarner On World Series Win

    Oct 29
    Chris Berman and Aaron Boone spoke with World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner about the reliever's dominance throughout the 2014 postseason, including pitching the final five innings in Game 7 of the World Series.
  • Video - Giants Win World Series 04:01

    Giants Win World Series

    Oct 29
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Giants held off the Royals 3-2 to win Game 7 of the World Series.

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