9:50 AM EDT, Tue September 30, 2014

Sale, Ventura had heated argument last week

Chris Sale left the White Sox clubhouse before Thursday's game against the Royals for reasons the Sox described as "personal."

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Northwest Herald Sep 26, 2014

Royals clinch playoff spot with win over White Sox

CHICAGO – Kansas City's long postseason drought is over.
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 26, 2014

Royals clinch playoff spot with win over White Sox

CHICAGO — Kansas City’s long postseason drought is over. The Royals clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 29 years, beating the Chicago White Sox, 3-1, on Friday night behind seven scoreless innings from Jeremy Guthrie. Kansas City secured at least a wild card and ended the longest active postseason drought among the major North American sports leagues. Not since George Brett led the Royals to a World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in 1985 had they reached the playoffs. read more

Rapid Reaction: Royals 3, White Sox 1

CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox fell 3-1 on Friday as the Kansas City Royals wrapped up their first postseason berth since winning the 1985 World Series. How it happened: The Royals got off to a quick start with three first-inning runs and made it stand up behind starter Jeremy Guthrie. White Sox starter Hector Noesi settled down, giving up just those three runs in six innings of work and allowed just three more hits the rest of the way. The White Sox were held to six hits.
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 25, 2014

Royals close in on playoffs, beat White Sox 6-3

CHICAGO — Eric Hosmer homered and drove in two runs, Lorenzo Cain had four hits and scored twice, and the Kansas City Royals put themselves on the verge of a playoff spot with a 6-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. One more win for Kansas City, or a loss by Seattle, will send the Royals to the postseason for the first time since George Brett led them to a championship in 1985. Kansas City remained two games behind Detroit in the AL Central and moved one up on Oakland in the wild card standings. read more
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 25, 2014

White Sox loss helps Royals inch closer to playoff berth

Eric Hosmer enjoyed a 3-for-5 night with a homer and two RBI, and the White Sox’ failure to turn a double play in the eighth inning helped the Kansas City Royals to a 6-3 victory against the White Sox. The result enabled the Royals to cut their magic number to 1 for clinching a wild card berth that would put them in the postseason for the first time since they won the World Series in 1985. Josh Phegley hit his first homer, a two-run shot against Royals starter...

Rapid Reaction: Royals 6, White Sox 3

CHICAGO – In the opener of their final series of the season, the Chicago White Sox fell 6-3 on Thursday to the Kansas City Royals. How it happened: The Royals scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning when the White Sox were unable to complete a double play, then added an insurance run later that inning and another in the ninth. Jose Quintana gave up four runs on 11 hits over 7 1/3 innings in his final start of the season. Josh Phegley hit a two-run home run for the White Sox in the second inning, his first of the season.

Series preview: Royals at White Sox

CHICAGO -- As Paul Konerko gets set to play in the final series of his career, anybody wondering what contributions he can give to the offense this weekend is completely missing the point. The upcoming four-game series against the Kansas City Royals, which begins Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field, isn't so much about how many runs Konerko can produce but rather how much appreciation fans can show for all those runs he produced in the past. Konerko enters the series with 439 career home runs (432 with the White Sox), 1,386 RBIs (1,344 with the White Sox) and a .
Akron Beacon Journal Sep 25, 2014

Indians 6, Royals 4: Marla Ridenour's final thoughts

Final thoughts as the Indians find some offense and stave off elimination, at least for  a few more hours. 1. The Indians have played 30 games in 30 days and their post-season fate could be decided on their off day. A victory by the Oakland A's, who open a four-game series in Texas Thursday, or by the Kansas City Royals, who start a four-game set in Chicago against the White Sox Thursday, will end the Tribe's wild-card hopes. 2. After Wednesday, Oakland and Kansas City were 86-72 and tied for the two AL wild card spots. The Seattle Mariners were three games out, the Indians 31/2. The...
Chronicle-Telegram Sep 24, 2014

Indians still have fight left in them, down Royals to keep slim playoff hopes alive

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ playoff dreams remain alive for at least one more day. Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer and Carlos Santana drove in the go-ahead run Wednesday night, allowing the Tribe to stave off elimination with a 6-4 victory over Kansas City. “We’re going to keep going because we want to make the Read More...The post Indians still have fight left in them, down Royals to keep slim playoff hopes alive appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County News.
News-Herald Sep 24, 2014
Cleveland Indians keep playoff hopes alive with 6-4 victory over Royals

Cleveland Indians keep playoff hopes alive with 6-4 victory over Royals

Yogi Berra was right. It ain't over until it's over. Your latest Indians update: It ain't over. Yet. Their playoff chances thinner than a piece of dental floss, the Indians bravely soldiered on Sept. 24, beating the Kansas City Royals, 6-4. The Indians have three games left while Kansas City and Oakland each have four games left.
Akron Beacon Journal Sep 24, 2014
Indians 6, Royals 4: Indians stave off elimination with victory over Royals

Indians 6, Royals 4: Indians stave off elimination with victory over Royals

CLEVELAND: The threat of elimination can be a powerful thing.At least it was for one night.The Indians had scored only one run against in the Kansas City Royals in the previous two games, suffering defeats that seemingly crushed their postseason hopes. A loss in Wednesday’s series finale would have eliminated the Indians from the American League wild-card race.The Royals are still chasing the Detroit Tigers for the AL Central Division title and the Tigers’ victory over the Chicago White Sox was already in hand.But the Tribe stayed alive with a 6-4 victory at Progressive Field. Carlos...
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 24, 2014

Royals fall to Indians, 6-4, in series finale

CLEVELAND — Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer, Michael Brantley got three more hits and the Cleveland Indians stayed in the AL wild-card chase for at least one more day with a 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. A loss would have eliminated the Indians, but after blowing a 3-0 lead, they rallied and moved within 3½ games of Kansas City and Oakland in the wild-card standings. There are four days left in the regular season. The Royals, who haven’t made the playoffs since 1985, fell two games behind first-place Detroit in the AL Central. read more
Plain Dealer Sep 24, 2014
Live updates and chat with Zack Meisel: Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals, Game 159

Live updates and chat with Zack Meisel: Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals, Game 159

Get scoring updates and analysis as the Indians take on the Royals at Progressive Field and chat with cleveland.com's Zack Meisel in the comments section.
Plain Dealer Sep 24, 2014
Starting lineups for Wednesday's Cleveland Indians -- Kansas City Royals game

Starting lineups for Wednesday's Cleveland Indians -- Kansas City Royals game

Here are the lineups and the pitching matchup for Wednesday's game between the Indians and Royals.

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