1:53 PM EDT, Thu October 23, 2014
Topeka Capital-Journal 14 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 14 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.
San Jose Mercury News 14 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.
Chicago Sun-Times 14 hours ago

Royals chase Peavy in Game 2, use five-run 6th to even World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals got to Jake Peavy — and everyone else from the Giants bullpen that manager Bruce Bochy threw at them...
CBS Sports 2 hours ago
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After the ALCS, do you want to see the Royals lose?

So the Kansas City Royals have tied up the World Series at one game apiece by bludgeoning the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Topeka Capital-Journal 12 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 14 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 16 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 16 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 17 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 19 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 19 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 City rookie Yordano Ventura, this World Series could quickly shape up as an even match or a mismatch. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 20 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 20 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 to deliver the game ball before the opener between the Royals and the San Francisco Giants. Asked if he had any advice for the players who were warming up on the manicured outfield grass, he replied: “Enjoy the moment.” read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 20 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

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