AL Central News and Rumors
Royals question wetter dirt at Giants' ballparkESPN.com 15 minutes agoWhen it comes to the Royals' running game, Kansas City manager Ned Yost thinks the San Francisco Giants are being sticks in the mud.Upvote Share Tweet
Woman went into labor at Kauffman Stadium during Game 1 of the World Seriesyahoo.com 2 hours agoAttending a World Series game can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many fans, unless of course you are Marlins Man. When that rare opportunity comes, it's one you don't want to let pass by if you can help it. In the case of Royals fans Stephanie a…Upvote Share Tweet
A Giants Rookie’s Rise, Just a Bit Cartoonishnytimes.com 5 hours agoMatt Duffy, 23, is the youngest player on the Giants’ 25-man World Series roster and one of five rookies eligible to play against the Royals.Upvote Share Tweet
On Baseball: In Royals’ Stellar Bullpen, a Unique College Pedigreenytimes.com 6 hours agoBrandon Finnegan, the rookie left-hander for the Kansas City Royals, is the first player to appear in the College World Series and the M.L.B. World Series in the same year.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com 6 hours agoThe silliest feud of the World Series isn't taking place on the field, but in the seats behind home plate. That's where Marlins Man , super fan Laurence Leavy, sits. But is he even a Marlins fan, and did the Royals resort to bribing to get him to move?R…Upvote Share Tweet
Statcast: Perez's scoop and throw too fast for BlancoMLB.com 7 hours agoTrailing Game 3 of the World Series by one run in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Giants desperately needed a baserunner. They almost got one on a Gregor Blanco bunt, but Statcast shows how a smooth play by Royals catcher Salvador Perez and a poor …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 13 hours agoThe Detroit Tigers season ended earlier then they'd hoped and in very disappointing fashion after they were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS. Now their offseason is getting off to a pretty rough start too after the team learned that Miguel Cab…Upvote Share Tweet
Ned Yost on Royals pitchers: 'We don't feel like they're sissies'yahoo.com 14 hours agoYour browser does not support iframes. In trying to explain whether right-hander Kelvin Herrera would be available to pitch Saturday in Game 4 of the World Series following a relatively heavy workload recently, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost used a…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants' bullpen blinks first in Game 3MLB.com 14 hours agoThe Giants' 3-2 loss to the Royals in Game 3 on Friday night in San Francisco played out much like the first two games of this World Series did. The team whose bullpen outperformed the other's won.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 15 hours agoTim Hudson, at 39 years old, waited a long time for his World Series debut, but the Royals put the pressure on early in Game 3 so the Giants' veteran right-hander had little time to take in the experience.Upvote Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. The first at-bat in the professional life of right-handed relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera, coming in the seventh inning of Game 3 of the World Series, went as well as the Kansas City Royals could have hoped. Actual h…Upvote Share Tweet
Escobar pounces quickly, providing spark for RoyalsMLB.com 15 hours agoBefore some fans at AT&T Park had even finished taking their seat, Alcides Escobar hammered the first pitch of the game from Tim Hudson for a double. He scored later in the inning on a groundout to give the Royals a lead they'd never surrender in th…Upvote Share Tweet
Eric Hosmer celebrates 25th birthday with RBI single, World Series winyahoo.com 15 hours agoYour browser does not support iframes. SAN FRANCISCO —The list of what Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer wanted for his birthday contained exactly one item. "All I asked for was a win," said Hosmer, who turned 25 on Friday. He got i…Upvote Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO — This wasn't one of those history-making moments that came out of nowhere. Brandon Finnegan, the 21-year-old Kansas City Royals relief pitcher, has heard people talking about this for months. Finnegan was the Royals' first-round draft pic…Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Oct 24 (yesterday)Suddenly Bud Selig’s dream farewell World Series between his close pal David Glass’ upstart small-market Kansas City Royals and his San Francisco Giants friends, whose territorial rights to San Jose he allowed to remain protected, has turned into a nigh…Upvote Share Tweet
World Series Game 4 PreviewOct 24The Baseball Tonight crew looks ahead to game 4 of the World Series.
Hosmer On Royals Win In San FranciscoOct 24Eric Hosmer discusses his RBI single in the sixth inning that gave the Royals the 3-0 lead.
Holland On Royals' Game 3 WinOct 24Greg Holland discusses the Royals' 3-2 win over the Giants in Game 3 of the World Series.
Hosmer's Winning HitOct 24Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer hits an RBI single up the middle, and Alex Gordon scores in the sixth. The Royals lead the Giants 3-0.
Football for BreakfastOct 24I have no idea what’s going to happen Sunday when the NFL puts the Detroit-Atlanta game from London on national TV at 9:30 in the morning on the East Coast. No one does. But I do know a lot of important people are wondering about it. “I am as curious as…
Week 8: Percy Harvin Goes GreenOct 23The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
NBA: Steve Nash's contract continues to cost Los Angeles LakersOct 23With Steve Nash out for the entire 2014-15 season, his contract continues to hurt the Lakers, writes J.A. Adande.
Little clarity in surprising NFC -- John Clayton's First and GoalOct 23John Clayton's First and Goal: The NFC, currently led by the surprising Cowboys, Cardinals and Lions, has a wide-open feel entering Week 8.