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Fantasy Update

Oct 15, 2014
Rotoworld
Eric Hosmer will bat cleanup in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Kansas City Royals storm the court during Friday’s Warriors-Heat game

KANSAS CITY – During the third quarter of Friday’s game between the Warriors and Heat at the Sprint Center, nothing on the court seemed to matter. A handful of the Kansas City Royals marched courtside into the tunnel and reemerged with the American League Championship Series trophy. The crowd roared and then broke out into a “Let’s go Royals” chant as the play continued on the floor. A couple of the Royals took jumpers as Eric Hosmer brought the trophy onto the court during a stoppage with 4:37 remaining in the third quarter, and finally, the hysteria I expected to find here was...
Rotoworld Oct 15, 2014

Royals stick with regular lineup in Game 4 - Eric Hosmer (1B) Kansas City Royals

Eric Hosmer will bat cleanup in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Orioles on Wednesday.
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 13, 2014

Kevin Haskin: A little rain (even a lot) will not bother Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The next potential jolt for the rising Royals of Kansas City came Monday courtesy of unfriendly skies. Rained out of their first home game in the AL Championship Series, the Royals must wait an extra day before carrying their 2-0 lead over the Baltimore Orioles into Kauffman Stadium. “I’d rather play in the rain,’’ closer Greg Holland said. “You’re definitely bummed. How can you not be?’’ added first baseman Eric Hosmer. “But it’s all part of it. This happens in baseball.’’ read more
KFFL Oct 10, 2014

Royals | Eric Hosmer shortened his swing

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer credits a shortened swing for his resurgence at the ...
Baltimore Sun Oct 6, 2014

BEHIND ENEMY LINES Sam Mellinger: Royals eager to include their fans in this long-awaited moment

By now, you have probably heard about Eric Hosmer and a bunch of his teammates using social media to invite friends to a bar downtown. You probably heard about the champagne being sprayed and that Hosmer -- how cool is this? -- bought drinks for everyone there.

KC cornerstones: Hosmer, Moustakas proving value in postseason

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Usually where there’s one, there’s the other. Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. The two longtime poster boys, who for years embodied hope for the future under Dayton More, lockers next to each other in the Royals clubhouse and on occasion give joint postgame interviews. read more
Los Angeles Times Oct 6, 2014

Angels starter C.J. Wilson's night is over quickly

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — C.J. Wilson gave up a pair of one-out singles in the first inning Sunday night before striking out cleanup batter Eric Hosmer on three pitches. He walked Billy Butler to load the bases, and Vinnie Pestano started warming up in the Angels bullpen.

Power ball: Hoz, Royals leave Halos tilting, down 2-0 in ALDS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Eric Hosmer got his souvenir home run ball back while he stood on the field for a postgame interview,  Angel Stadium's silence broken only by a small band of blue-clad fans chanting "Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!" Hosmer savored the moment, realizing that almost nobody expected the unassuming Kansas City Royals to be collecting keepsakes and plotting playoff sweeps a few days ago. read more
Los Angeles Times Oct 4, 2014

Five takeaways from heartbreaking Game 2 loss for the Angels

Eric Hosmer was looking to swing away on the first pitch, and after he connected, he leaned back and watched the ball soar. For the second night in a row, the Angles were doomed by an extra-inning home run by the Royals.

Hosmer's blast in 11th lifts Royals past Angels in ALDS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning, and the surprising Kansas City Royals took a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Alex Gordon had an early run-scoring single and Salvador Perez added an RBI infield single in the 11th for the Royals, who became the first team in major league history to win three straight extra-inning playoff games. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 30, 2014

For longtime Royals fans, a long time has passed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Her favorite player is first baseman Eric Hosmer. She has watched or listened to every Royals game this season. Her son calls her the team’s oldest and most rabid fan, and at 89 years old, there was no way Leanna Partridge was going to miss Tuesday’s historic AL wild-card game. Partridge, a Clay Center resident, had to cancel a bridge club meeting to make the three-hour trek to Kauffman Stadium with her sons, Chuck and Mike, and see the Royals’ first playoff game in 29 seasons firsthand. read more

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