4:42 AM EDT, Thu October 23, 2014
Topeka Capital-Journal 2 hours ago

Royal Rundown: KC fights back in World Series Game 2

Royals rally to even series up a one game apiece KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Omar Infante was rounding the bases. Moments later, Danny Duffy was in a full sprint. The prize fight that is this World Series will not, in fact, be a first-round knockout. Infante had just delivered the exclamation point in a huge sixth inning — a two-run home run that gave Kansas City a five-run lead and, ultimately, a 7-2 victory in Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium — when San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland gestured at Royals catcher Salvador Perez. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 3 hours ago

Oct. 23 local sports briefs: K-State baseball announces 2015 schedule

K-STATE ANNOUNCES 2015 BASEBALL SCHEDULE: Featuring nine NCAA regional teams and 29 home games, the 2015 schedule for the Kansas State baseball team was announced on Wednesday by coach Brad Hill. K-State’s 56-game slate starts on Feb. 13 while the 29-game home schedule at Tointon Family Stadium kicks off on Feb. 27 and features opponents such as Creighton, Missouri State, Nebraska, Wichita State, Texas Tech, TCU and Oklahoma. read more

Royals even the score with sixth-inning burst

How would the Kansas City Royals react to actually losing a postseason game? Pretty well as it turns out.
Tampa Bay Times 4 hours ago

Royals rout Giants, tie World Series 1-1

A big sixth and stellar bullpen work help K.C. tie World Series.
Topeka Capital-Journal 4 hours ago

Kevin Haskin: Bounce-back for Royals comes with five-run sixth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Recovery complete for the Kansas City Royals. Well, for the first stage of the World Series anyway. After falling in Game 1, Kansas City bounced back and toppled San Francisco, 7-2, on Wednesday in Game 2 at Kauffman Stadium. Lose two at home to begin matters and the odds would have been stacked against the Royals. Yes, they rebounded from those circumstances in 1985 during the I-70 Series. But you know what? Forget that. Everyone should be done partying like it’s ’85. read more
San Jose Mercury News 5 hours ago

Royals beat Giants, even World Series at 1-1

The Kansas City Royals rocked Hunter Strickland the San Francisco Giants bullpen in a five-run sixth inning and won Game 2 of the World Series 7-2.
Topeka Capital-Journal 5 hours ago

Breaking even: Royals top Giants in Game 2 of World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — By the looks of it, the Kansas City Royals might be streaking again. After suffering their first loss of the postseason in the World Series opener to San Francisco on Tuesday, the Royals bounced back and defeated the Giants, 7-2, in Game 2 on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium and evened the series at one game apiece. With the score tied at two in the bottom of the sixth, the Royals broke the game open with five runs on five hits, capped by Omar Infante’s two-run homer to left. Billy Butler and Salvador Perez also added RBI hits in the inning. read more
Baltimore Sun 5 hours ago

World Series: Royals win Game 2 to even series with Giants

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals needed a big inning and got it.
San Francisco Chronicle 5 hours ago

Royals rout SF Giants in Game 2; Lincecum hurt in postseason debut

Kansas City, Mo. – Fans had clamored to see Tim Lincecum in a postseason game. They finally got their wish Wednesday night in Game 2 of the World Series, even if the familiar sight of his whip-like delivery meant something had gone haywire for the Giants. Indeed, Lincecum entered in the seventh inning of a 7-2 Royals victory after Kansas City smoked Jake Peavy and a gaggle of relievers for five runs in the sixth to break a 2-2 tie. The inning got heated when rookie Hunter Strickland allowed a two-run Salvador Perez double and two-run Omar Infante homer, then got into a tiff with Perez after...
Topeka Capital-Journal 7 hours ago

What a relief: KC closer Holland wins first Rivera award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Greg Holland took home some hardware on Wednesday prior to Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals closer was honored with the first Mariano Rivera award, Major League Baseball’s top honor for a relief pitcher in the American League. Holland saved 46 of 48 games in the regular season and had a 1.44 ERA to go with 90 strikeouts in just 621/3 innings. read more
Plain Dealer 7 hours ago

World Series 2014 Game 2 live updates and chat: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals

Join Northeast Ohio Media Group Indians reporter Paul Hoynes for live chat and updates during Game 2 of the World Series tonight. The San Francisco Giants will try to take a 2-0 series lead when they take on the Kansas City Royals, and first pitch will come around 8:07 p.m.
Topeka Capital-Journal 8 hours ago

Royals honor Hayden graduate, beep baseball trailblazer at World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When the Royals called John Parker on Sunday, he didn’t answer. The second time the unfamiliar number rang, the Topekan reluctantly picked up. The person on the other line told him who she represented, and Parker’s mind went to his work. He is a massage therapist and was certain the club wanted to discuss an advertising partnership. “What can I do for you?” Parker asked. “No, it’s about what I can do for you,” the Royals representative replied. “You’ve been nominated for the Buck O’Neil Legacy Seat.” read more

Clintonville native fulfills big league dream in Royals style

Clintonville, Wis. native son Mike Jirschele, the Kansas City Royals’ third base coach, has relished his first year in the big leagues. And the story of how he made it to the World Series is as compelling as how the team itself got there.

Royals try to start new postseason winning streak

Last night, the Royals took their first loss of the postseason, and that was mildly significant because it kept intact the Yankees’ record for consecutive playoff wins. In just a few minutes, the Royals are going to try to start winning again to pull even with the Giants in the World Series. Here are the […] The post Royals try to start new postseason winning streak appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Topeka Capital-Journal 10 hours ago

Lincecum missed World Series introductions while vomiting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum missed the pregame introductions before the World Series opener because he was vomiting. The two-time Cy Young Award winner did not line up with his teammates on the third-base side of the field at Kauffman Stadium before the Giants’ 7-1 win Tuesday night. “My trainer, Dave Groeschner, he said he got sick about a half hour before the game and he was throwing up,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday. “He rebounded very well. He was OK to pitch.” Bochy wasn’t sure whether the issue was caused by food. read more

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