2:22 PM EDT, Wed October 01, 2014
Boston Herald 13 hours ago

Catching up in the arms race

Last night in Kansas City, the curtain rose on a Red Sox-less postseason with a wild card game that pitted Royals ace James Shields against Oakland A’s hired gun Jon Lester.Want to bet John Henry was paying attention?The Sox owner generally believes that it’s bad business to dole out five- and six-year contracts to free agent pitchers over the age of 30. But if the club is serious about re-arming its starting rotation, taking that gamble on Shields or Lester will be something Henry must at least consider.
Full Count | WEEI 12 hours ago

Looks like Jon Lester’s career in Oakland is over

It was supposed to be a showcase for two of the soon-to-be most coveted starting pitchers on the free agent market — Kansas City’s James Shields and Jon Lester of the A’s. Instead what transpired in an Wild Card play-in game was a pair of forgettable performances from the starters, but an unforgettable 9-8 win […]

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Los Angeles Times 2 hours ago

Angels' Mike Scioscia reaches detente with Kansas City Royals' Ned Yost

Kansas City Manager Ned Yost has been a lightning rod for criticism, his infatuation with the sacrifice bunt infuriating many Royals fans, and his ill-fated decision to replace starter James Shields with rookie Yordano Ventura in the sixth inning of Tuesday night’s American League...

Orioles' Game 1 start time is set after Royals win wild-card game

With the Kansas City Royals' thrilling, 12-inning victory in the American League wild-card playoff game early this morning, the start time for the Orioles' first game of the divisional playoffs has been set. The O's will play the Detroit Tigers at 5:37 p.m. Thursday at Camden Yards.
Topeka Capital-Journal 11 hours ago

Kevin Haskin: Royals reward those who wait with epic win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Think about it for a moment. Was the 29-year itch worth it? After all that suffering, Kansas City Royals fans got a baseball game for the ages Monday. Wait. Was it still Monday? Yes, barely. October baseball almost arrived during the American League wild card round. It actually did for those watching in the Eastern time zone. read more
Orange County Register 12 hours ago
A first look at Angels vs. Royals

A first look at Angels vs. Royals

ANGELS VS. ROYALS Royals report: It took the Royals 29 years to get back to the playoffs, after their World Series title in 1985. They have been thought to be on the verge of success for a few years because of a corps of talented young players led...
Orange County Register 12 hours ago
Royals top A’s in a wild one, will face Angels next

Royals top A’s in a wild one, will face Angels next

KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren’t going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from...
CSN Washington 13 hours ago

Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

The Kansas City Royals won a shocking American League wild card with a 12th-inning walk-off win over the Oakland A's.
Baltimore Sun 13 hours ago

Royals stun A's 9-8 for wild-card win in 12 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez's single down the left field line capped a two-run, 12th-inning rally, and the Kansas City Royals stunned the Oakland Athletics 9-8 Tuesday in the American League wild-card game.
Topeka Capital-Journal 13 hours ago

Royals eke out 9-8 win after 12 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Royals fans waited 29 long years to see a playoff game at Kauffman Stadium. Fans had to wait a little longer to see the outcome of the highly anticipated game as the contest went late into extra innings. In front of a packed stadium that featured 40,502 loud and loyal fans dressed in blue and gold, postseason bunting flags hanging from the upper deck and an electricity that hadn’t been seen since 1985, the visiting Oakland A’s and Royals played a wild-card game that will be remembered for quite some time. read more
Sacramento Bee 13 hours ago
A's, Royals tied in extras in AL wild-card game

A's, Royals tied in extras in AL wild-card game

The Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals were tied 7-7 after 11 innings Tuesday night in a dramatic AL wild-card game. Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields collects himself after allowing a two-run home run by Oakland Athletics' Brandon Moss during the first inning of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester throws during the first inning of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. In this image taken...
Topeka Capital-Journal 17 hours ago

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
Topeka Capital-Journal 18 hours ago

Farm system key to Royals' playoff run

KANSAS CITY, MO. — When Dayton Moore took over as general manager in May 2006, he targeted 2014 as the year the Royals should make the playoffs. So a long process of building from within and from the ground up began in earnest and eventually culminated with a wild-card game on Tuesday night at home against the Oakland A’s. read more
Sacramento Bee 22 hours ago

Soto to catch Lester for Athletics vs Royals

Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals.
Sacramento Bee Sep 30, 2014

Royals set roster for wild card game

The Kansas City Royals have announced their roster for Tuesday's wild card game against the Oakland Athletics.

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  • 1 Eric Hosmer

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  • Danny Duffy

    Danny Duffy

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  • Alex Gordon

    Alex Gordon

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