2:58 AM EDT, Sat October 25, 2014
Topeka Capital-Journal 3 hours ago

Royals edge Giants, 3-2, in Game 3 of World Series

SAN FRANCISCO — Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead. Cain’s RBI groundout three batters in put the Royals ahead, and Kansas City expanded its lead to 3-0 in the sixth when Alex Gordon hit an RBI double off Cain and scored on Eric Hosmer’s single off left-hander Javier Lopez. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 7 hours ago

Former Royal Biancalana hopes KC keeps riding wave

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Kansas City Royals shortstop Buddy Biancalana is hoping for a Game 6. Should the World Series between the Royals and San Francisco Giants go that far, Biancalana plans on taking his sons to catch the game at Kauffman Stadium, the place where he became a World Series hero 29 years ago. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 8 hours ago

KC's Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of World Series

SAN FRANCISCO — Even though left-hander Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for the Kansas City Royals in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him. Four years ago, while home for the offseason in Arizona, Vargas and his wife decided to fly to San...
San Jose Mercury News 3 hours ago

Kansas City's Ned Yost goes against the book to beat Giants

Royals manager Ned Yost stuck with Kelvin Herrera to face San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval instead of going with the numbers and bringing in Brandon Finnegan in key moment in sixth inning and the move sealed Game 3 for Kansas City.
San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago

TIm Hudson loses long-awaited World Series debut; Giants down 2-1

The Giants played their first World Series game in two years at AT&T Park on Friday night, but it was hard to tell by the silence of the crowd, which mirrored the silence of the San Francisco bats and reflected a scoreboard that bore no good news for the faithful. A scoring rally in the sixth inning brought the fans into Game 3, but the Royals’ array of fire-throwing relievers had the final word, holding the Giants scoreless for four innings in Kansas City’s 3-2 victory. Tim Hudson waited 16 years to pitch in a World Series game. He will have to wait longer to feel the joy of pitching

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Topeka Capital-Journal 2 hours ago

Royal Rundown: KC earns gut-check victory in Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO — Jeremy Guthrie was gutsy. Ned Yost went with his gut. And while the results weren’t always pretty, the combination was just enough to put the Royals two victories away from a world championship. Guthrie cruised through five scoreless innings, Yost unconventionally managed Kansas City through the following two, and the Royals edged the Giants, 3-2, in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night at AT&T Park. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 3 hours ago

Kevin Haskin: Toasting the Royals a good day away from the Bay

For once I got to watch a game with my homies. Yes, that’s a diplomatic way to avoid saying I wish I was in San Francisco. But for once, I wasn’t taking a phone call from my buds. I was with them. Don’t get me wrong. I love hearing from them. The out-of-the-blue buzz I remember most was when I was in line for a halftime hot dog at the Orange Bowl before watching ZZ Top. Yes, I took some grief for that one. Good natured, though. read more

Royals claim White Sox's Sierra

CHICAGO – The Kansas City Royals haven’t been too busy with the World Series to look toward the future, claiming outfielder Moises Sierra off waivers Friday from the Chicago White Sox. A portion of the Royals’ success this season can be credited to a solid defense, especially in the outfield. Moises’ strengths are his outfield range and throwing arm, both of which helped to earn him playing time with the White Sox this past season.
Topeka Capital-Journal 8 hours ago

Injured Cain a Wolrd Series spectator for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Well after the rest of his teammates put on their uniforms, Matt Cain wandered into the San Francisco clubhouse and changed clothes for a recent World Series practice. The workhorse of the rotation for years, Cain isn’t pitching for the Giants this October. His season ended in August when he had surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow. Playing spectator as his team takes on Kansas City is hardly the ideal way to spend the postseason, especially after Cain helped the Giants win championships in 2010 and 2012. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 8 hours ago

Kansas City might be in a pinch in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had as little use for pinch hitters as Kansas City manager Ned Yost. Now with the World Series shifting to San Francisco, Yost likely will need to make some extra moves. Fortunately for the Royals, Billy Butler provides a potent bat to call upon — even if the slugger will get just one chance in the batter’s box instead of his usual four. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 8 hours ago

Perfumed Perez making good scents for Royals

SAN FRANCISCO — Salvador Perez is a player who doesn’t want to make a stink. The upbeat All-Star catcher for the Kansas City Royals wore Victoria’s Secret perfume late in the 2013 season — teammate Alcides Escobar sprayed some on him, and Perez had a four-hit game. “We won. We celebrated. I asked him, where did you buy that?” Perez said at the World Series. “I need to buy some, maybe to wear for the rest of my life.” read more
Newark Star-Ledger 15 hours ago

N.J. Sports Now: Royals' World Series run could be blueprint for Yankees offseason (VIDEO)

when the Yankees look to improve a roster that has missed the postseason in back-to-back years, the Royals bullpen should be used as inspiration.
Newark Star-Ledger 16 hours ago
World Series 2014 Game 3 preview: 5 keys for Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants

World Series 2014 Game 3 preview: 5 keys for Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants

One team will take the lead in the series in a pivotal Game 3. Here are five keys for the game: two for the Giants and Royals each and a wildcard.
Baltimore Sun Oct 23, 2014

Royals outfield defenders cram for quirky AT&T test

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The irresistible talents of the Kansas City Royals' outfielders may be tested by the inscrutable elements of San Francisco's quirky right field when the World Series resumes on Friday.
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 23, 2014

Strickland 'embarrassed' by Game 2 actions

SAN FRANCISCO — Hunter Strickland apologized Thursday for the way he handled himself in Game 2 of the World Series after allowing yet another postseason home run. Strickland caused the benches to clear Wednesday night when he shouted at Kansas City’s Salvador Perez after allowing a two-run homer in the sixth inning to Omar Infante in San Francisco’s 7-2 loss. Strickland first shouted at himself, which caught the attention of Perez, who was going home from second base and shouted back. That led Strickland to yell back at Perez and the benches to clear. read more

Will losing Billy Butler's bat hurt Royals' World Series chances?

With no designated hitter used for the three games on National League turf, the Kansas City Royals will be missing Billy Butler, one of their most productive hitters.
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 23, 2014

The Write Way: KC coach's lineup cards are artful

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Take a look around the Kansas City Royals’ dugout and it’s pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series. The fancy handwriting, that is. In the midst of smeared pine-tar rags, spit-out sunflower seeds and plenty of dirt, there hangs a piece of pure art — the lineup cards drawn by bench coach Don Wakamatsu. Using a calligraphy style he has worked to develop for more than a decade, Wakamatsu takes manager Ned Yost’s lineup and writes out the starters for both teams, the reserves and available relievers. read more
San Jose Mercury News Oct 23, 2014

World Series wait over for Giants' Hudson, Royals' Guthrie

Two men with over a decade in the big leagues will pitch in the World Series for the first time Friday when the San Francisco Giants' Tim Hudson meets the Kansas City Royals' Jeremy Guthrie.

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