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Topeka Capital-Journal 4 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
Topeka Capital-Journal 10 hours ago

Ventura to become first Royals rookie to start in World Series at any position

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Win or lose, Jake Peavy is a treat to watch when he pitches. He scowls, he shouts, he grimaces, he grins. Never hard to tell how things are going for him. And depending how he does for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night against Kansas...
Topeka Capital-Journal 10 hours ago

'85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bret Saberhagen was just 21 years old when the Kansas City Royals were last in the World Series. He pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals. It took 29 years for him to stand on the mound at another World Series. On Tuesday night, Saberhagen took part in a ceremony...
Topeka Capital-Journal 10 hours ago

Phony World Series tickets, merchandise seized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Federal agents have seized phony World Series tickets worth tens of thousands of dollars, along with counterfeit Royals panties and other merchandise. Before the first game of the series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, agents for Homeland Security...
Baltimore Sun 4 hours ago

Royals lean on power surge in 7-2 win over Giants in Game 2

Bruce Bochy had become less of a manager and more of a savant. As the San Francisco Giants advanced through the playoffs and into their third World Series in five years, the guy running the show was widely crowned a genius.

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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

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.
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
Topeka Capital-Journal 6 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
Topeka Capital-Journal 7 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.
Topeka Capital-Journal 9 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
Topeka Capital-Journal 10 hours ago

From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His major league career had hit rock bottom and was heading nowhere. In April 2011, the Seattle Mariners released the Venezuelan pitcher during spring training. After starting his career with four mostly forgettable seasons with the Florida Marlins (2006) and Arizona Diamondbacks (2007-09), Petit was left sitting in his Miami home, waiting for a call from any major league team. No one called. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 10 hours ago

Duffy shakes off rust, keeps Royals' bullpen fresh

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Danny Duffy’s rare postseason appearance on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium was a bit unexpected, but it might have made a big difference going forward. The Kansas City left-hander who hadn’t pitched in 19 days was called upon in the fourth inning to replace James Shields. Duffy was a little rusty early but pitched three innings, giving up two runs on a hit to go with three walks and three strikeouts. read more

How the Yankees stack up against the Royals and Giants

Last night, when I posted Mike Fitzpatrick’s position-by-position comparison of the Giants and Royals, I found myself thinking about how the Yankees compared at each spot. Where were the Yankees stronger? Where were they weaker? How did they matchup, position-by-position, with the two teams playing for a ring? Today I tried to find out. The […] The post How the Yankees stack up against the Royals and Giants appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Plain Dealer 20 hours ago

World Series 2014: Bumgarner pitches shutout until 7th as Giants crush Royals, 7-1, in Game 1

The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series opener.
Los Angeles Times Oct 22, 2014

Giants hammer Royals, 7-1, in World Series opener

The Kansas City Royals would not be here without James Shields. They bet big on him, in one of the most criticized trades in recent memory, and they won. No pitcher in the major leagues started more games this season, and the Royals got into the playoffs, for the first time in 29 years.
San Jose Mercury News Oct 22, 2014

Giants vs. Royals World Series pregame live chat, Game 2, Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Join our Daniel Brown for a World Series pregame live chat Wednesday at 11 a.m., hours before the 5:07 p.m. first pitch of Game 2.
CSN Washington Oct 21, 2014

Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

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