2:55 PM EDT, Sat October 25, 2014
Topeka Capital-Journal 14 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
Plain Dealer 6 hours ago

World Series 2014: Royals take 2-1 series lead after 3-2 win over Giants in Game 3

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.
San Jose Mercury News 13 hours ago

Purdy: Giants are now the underdog

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost uses his bullpen to fullest advantage in subduing the San Francisco Giants in the all-important third game of the World Series.
CSN Washington 13 hours ago

Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

Jeremy Guthrie outpitched Tim Hudson, and Kansas City beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night for a 2-1 lead in the Fall Classic.
Baltimore Sun 12 hours ago

Royals getting harder to deal with, beat Giants and lead World Series

SAN FRANCISCO — Zack Greinke asked out of Kansas City four years ago. He was in the prime of his career. He would not sign a new contract with the Royals because he wanted to win and, as he told anyone who asked, he did not believe the Royals could win.
San Francisco Chronicle 15 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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Newark Star-Ledger Oct 24, 2014

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 Oct 24, 2014
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.
San Jose Mercury News Oct 23, 2014
Giants vs. Royals World Series Game 3 pregame live chat, Friday at 11 a.m.

Giants vs. Royals World Series Game 3 pregame live chat, Friday at 11 a.m.

Join our Mark Purdy for a World Series pregame live chat Friday at 11 a.m., hours before the 5:07 p.m.
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 23, 2014

Does 'Be Royal Top City' ring true?

If this is the sweet taste of success, I’ll have another. No, really, I will. I took a short drive around town Thursday and even made a rare trip to West Ridge Mall looking for signs — actual signs from local merchants — that Topeka was joining this Royals craze. Thanks in part to the club’s marketing staff, we have known for some time that Kansas City has been busy being Royal. But “Be Royal Top City?” That may have a nice ring, but I was curious to see if it really rings true. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 23, 2014

Royals head to San Francisco with tide turning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler has never played at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Neither have most of his teammates, but with three more wins against the Giants, the Royals will capture their first championship since 1985. read more
Plain Dealer Oct 23, 2014
World Series 2014: Royals must adjust to hazards of AT&T Park as series shifts to San Francisco

World Series 2014: Royals must adjust to hazards of AT&T Park as series shifts to San Francisco

Only a third of the players on the Royals' roster have played in the Giants' tricky home park
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 23, 2014

World Series TV ratings increase from Game 1 to 2

NEW YORK — Game 2 of the World Series stayed close deeper into the night, boosting television ratings. The 12.9 million viewers Wednesday on Fox for the Kansas City Royals’ 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants were an increase of 6 percent from Game 1. The 7.9 rating with a 14 share was still the second-lowest ever for a Game 2. The Giants’ 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers in 2012 drew a 7.8/12. The Giants’ 7-1 victory Tuesday earned a 7.3, a record low for a Game 1. San Francisco led 5-0 after four innings. On Wednesday, the game stayed tied into the sixth. read more

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