The Royals Will Never Stop Running
deadspin.com Updated 46 minutes ago
The Royals had seven different players steal a base on Tuesday night. That's a playoff record, and an incredible figure considering that most teams would have become gun-shy after a disastrous failed double-steal in the first and a four run deficit afte…Upvote Share Tweet
The Hidden History of This Year's MLB Playoff Team Logosdeadspin.com 2 hours agoIn one of the first games of postseason baseball today—the real postseason, not the play-in games—a team with a logo that Hallmark Cards designed will take on a team that once played with a Disney-designed logo. It's the Royals against the Angels, and t…Upvote Share Tweet
Angels’ Albert Pujols Is Back in Form and Back in the Postseasonnytimes.com 5 hours agoAs the Angels begin an American League division series against the Royals, Albert Pujols, an October fixture with the Cardinals, is returning to a familiar stage.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 14 hours agoPostseason fever, for the first time in nearly three decades, is getting expensive. But Kansas City Royals fans are apparently willing to pay what it takes to get into the building.Upvote Share TweetAlthough some analytics-driven folks may cringe when manager Ned Yost bunts or steals with so few outs to work with, there's no denying he has the perfect team with which to play small ball. That won't change when the Royals take on the Angels in Game 1…Upvote Share TweetPerhaps the most intriguing LDS series begins Thursday night in Anaheim. The Kansas City Royals finally took the step many anticipated was coming this season, snapping their 29-year playoff drought by qualifying for the AL wild card. After beating Oakla…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 17 hours agoThe Royals are going with left-hander Jason Vargas against the Angels in Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Thursday night. Yordano Ventura will start Game 2 on Friday, followed in Sunday's Game 3 by James Shields.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 17 hours agoThe Angels will go with a three-man rotation in their American League Division Series against the Royals, with Matt Shoemaker starting Game 2, C.J. Wilson starting Game 3 and Game 1 starter Jered Weaver coming back on short rest to start Game 4.Upvote Share Tweet
Sanchez, Soria likely to be key cogs in bullpenMLB.com 18 hours agoAnibal Sanchez spent part of his Tuesday night viewing the Royals and Athletics battle in the American League Wild Card Game, watching the Royals' ability to put pressure on opponents with their speed.Upvote Share Tweet
A's-Royals Confused The Hell Out Of Gamblersdeadspin.com 22 hours agoLast night's AL play-in game was the kind of protracted back-and-forth that makes a baseball game genuinely exciting. It also drives bettors nuts. Here are the implied winning percentages, which are modeled off of live betting on Betfair by Gambletron 2…Upvote Share Tweet
Royals puppy woman watched comeback from outfield and will get puppy after playoffsyahoo.com Oct 1 (yesterday)Katie Castan will get her puppy, but she's waiting until after the playoffs to adopt. Castan was the Kansas City Royals fan spotted by TBS cameras in the middle of the fifth inning of Tuesday's wild card game between the Oakland A's and Royals holding a…Upvote Share Tweet
[Royals fans look on as Jonny Gomes and Sam Fuld collide attempting to catch Eric Hosmer's 12th-innideadspin.com Oct 1 (yesterday)[Royals fans look on as Jonny Gomes and Sam Fuld collide attempting to catch Eric Hosmer's 12th-inning triple. Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images.]Read more...Upvote Share TweetThe moment Salvador Perez's game-winning RBI single evaded Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson, the Royals tore out of the dugout to celebrate.Upvote Share TweetAdam Dunn, on a postseason roster for the first time in his career, watched the American League Wild Card Game from the bench, not once stepping on the field in the A's 9-8, 12-inning loss to the Royals. Now, he plans to retire.Upvote Share Tweet
Guthrie may be Royals' top option for ALDS openerRight-hander Jeremy Guthrie has never pitched in the postseason despite his 11 years in the Majors. He's pitched well down the stretch, with an 8-2 record and 3.42 ERA in his last 12 starts, and could be tabbed to start against the Angels on Thursday in…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 1 (yesterday)Ned Yost escaped with his job still in tact Tuesday night, after his Kansas City Royals came back three times to beat the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card game. For a while, it didn't look like Yost would be so lucky. He took out starting pitcher J…Upvote Share Tweet
Position-by-position breakdown: Royals-AngelsAfter a thrilling victory in Tuesday night's American League Wild Card game, Kansas City heads west to meet the top-seeded Angels in the AL Division Series -- the first playoff meeting between the two. Game 1 is slated for Thursday night at 9:07 p.m. ET…Upvote Share Tweet
Defiant Royals Outfox A's in Wild Card Gamenytimes.com Oct 1 (yesterday)The Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in a thrilling, 12-inning do-or-die Wild Card playoff on Tuesday to eke out a victory in their first postseason game for 29 years.Upvote Share Tweet
#ICYMI KC Police Ask For No CrimeOct 1During the AL wild-card game, Kansas City Police asked everyone not to commit crimes, and one fan in the game promised another fan a dog if the Royals won.
Breaking Down Royals' WinSep 30Dallas Braden breaks down the Royals' 9-8 win over the A's.
Hosmer Talks Walk-Off WinSep 30Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer comments on his team's 9-8 win over the Athletics to advance to the American League Division Series.
Perez On Game-Winning HitSep 30Salvador Perez discusses his RBI single that lifted the Royals past the A's 9-8 in extra innings.
Week 5: Three Must-See MatchupsOct 2Week 5: Three Must-See Matchups
Clayton's mailbag -- NFC South, AFC East part of strange SeptemberSep 30Clayton's mailbag: September was marked by unexpected struggles in the NFC South and strange strategy with quarterbacks in the AFC East.
The Post-E.J. Period Begins—AlreadySep 30The Post-E.J. Period Begins—Already
Week 4 Twitter MailbagSep 30Read the Rest of Peter King’s Week 4 Mailbag Why we devoted a page of the Monday Morning Quarterback to Derek Jeter. Plus, the Saints’ road troubles, Cam Newton’s body language, and the future of the Titans Read Peter King’s On Further Review Column Who…