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The Royals Will Never Stop Running

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…
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  • The Hidden History of This Year's MLB Playoff Team Logos

    The Hidden History of This Year's MLB Playoff Team Logos

    deadspin.com 2 hours ago
    In 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…
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  • Angels’ Albert Pujols Is Back in Form and Back in the Postseaso…

    Angels’ Albert Pujols Is Back in Form and Back in the Postseason

    nytimes.com 5 hours ago
    As 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.
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  • Royal demand: ALDS ticket prices soaring

    Royal demand: ALDS ticket prices soaring

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    Postseason 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.
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  • Royals' offense masters art of playing small ball

    Royals' offense masters art of playing small ball

    Although 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…
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  • ALDS preview: Can the Royals run past the Angels?

    ALDS preview: Can the Royals run past the Angels?

    yahoo.com nytimes.com 16 hours ago
    Perhaps 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…
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  • Vargas gives Royals veteran presence in Game 1

    Vargas gives Royals veteran presence in Game 1

    MLB.com 17 hours ago
    The 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.
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  • Shoemaker gets Game 2 in Halos' three-man rotation

    Shoemaker gets Game 2 in Halos' three-man rotation

    MLB.com 17 hours ago
    The 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.
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  • Sanchez, Soria likely to be key cogs in bullpen

    Sanchez, Soria likely to be key cogs in bullpen

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    Anibal 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.
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  • A's-Royals Confused The Hell Out Of Gamblers

    A's-Royals Confused The Hell Out Of Gamblers

    deadspin.com 22 hours ago
    Last 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…
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  • Royals puppy woman watched comeback from outfield and will get …

    Royals puppy woman watched comeback from outfield and will get puppy after playoffs

    yahoo.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…
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  • [Royals fans look on as Jonny Gomes and Sam Fuld collide attemp…

    [Royals fans look on as Jonny Gomes and Sam Fuld collide attempting to catch Eric Hosmer's 12th-inni

    deadspin.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...
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  • To the victors go the spoils: Players, fans celebrate

    To the victors go the spoils: Players, fans celebrate

    MLB.com yahoo.com Oct 1 (yesterday)
    The moment Salvador Perez's game-winning RBI single evaded Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson, the Royals tore out of the dugout to celebrate.
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  • No regrets, Dunn eyes retirement

    No regrets, Dunn eyes retirement

    MLB.com Oct 1 (yesterday)
    Adam 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.
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  • Guthrie may be Royals' top option for ALDS opener

    Guthrie may be Royals' top option for ALDS opener

    MLB.com Oct 1 (yesterday)
    Right-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…
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  • Pedro Martinez rips Ned Yost after Royals' wild-card win

    Pedro Martinez rips Ned Yost after Royals' wild-card win

    yahoo.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…
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  • Position-by-position breakdown: Royals-Angels

    Position-by-position breakdown: Royals-Angels

    MLB.com Oct 1 (yesterday)
    After 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…
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  • Defiant Royals Outfox A's in Wild Card Game

    Defiant Royals Outfox A's in Wild Card Game

    nytimes.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.
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  • Video - #ICYMI KC Police Ask For No Crime 00:49

    #ICYMI KC Police Ask For No Crime

    Oct 1
    During 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.
  • Video - Breaking Down Royals' Win 02:41

    Breaking Down Royals' Win

    Sep 30
    Dallas Braden breaks down the Royals' 9-8 win over the A's.
  • Video - Hosmer Talks Walk-Off Win 00:46

    Hosmer Talks Walk-Off Win

    Sep 30
    Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer comments on his team's 9-8 win over the Athletics to advance to the American League Division Series.
  • Video - Perez On Game-Winning Hit 00:58

    Perez On Game-Winning Hit

    Sep 30
    Salvador Perez discusses his RBI single that lifted the Royals past the A's 9-8 in extra innings.

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