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James Shields was in "excruciating pain" and passed a kidney stone during the ALCS

Royals manager Ned Yost chose Jason Vargas over James Shields to start Game 4 of the ALCS and now we know one factor that played into the decision: Shields was busy passing a kidney stone. 67 more words

Tim Hudson was going to the World Series no matter what

Back when Tim Hudson signed with the Giants this offseason the common belief was that he turned down an offer to reunite with the A’s to do so. 127 more words

Dutchies in the MLB playoffs: ALCS game 4


The playoff adventure of Jonathan Schoop and the Baltimore Orioles has ended. The Royals brought out the brooms.

The Royals took off full speed in the first inning when they put runners on third (Alcides Escobar) and second (Nori Aoki). 155 more words

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A Royal Sweep

The Kansas City Royals are in the World Series for the first time in 29 years.  They remain undefeated in post season as they edged the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City.   91 more words

Party Like It's 1985!

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Introducing, for the first time since 1985, your American League champion Kansas City Royals.

The Royals finished off their second sweep of the 2014 playoffs Wednesday night, beating the Orioles… 191 more words


Royals sweep Orioles, head to first World Series since 1985

They swept the 98-win Angels and they swept the 96-win Orioles.

And fittingly the Royals’ only two runs in Game 4 came on a fielder’s choice/error combo with two runners in scoring position thanks to a bunt by their No. 218 more words

Royals Hold Off Orioles 2-1, Finish ALCS Sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Crown these Royals the American League champions.

After nearly three decades spent trying to return to the playoffs, Kansas City is taking its perfect postseason ride all the way to the World Series. 828 more words