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  • Giants beat Royals 5-0 for 3-2 World Series lead

    Giants beat Royals 5-0 for 3-2 World Series lead

    Posted 10:23 PM 10/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner smothered the Kansas City Royals for the second time in a week, pitching a four-hitter that led the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 victory Sunday night and a 3-2 World Series lead.

    Bumgarner struck out eight and walked none in improving to 4-0 in four (More)

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  • Cardinals outfielder Taveras killed in car accident

    Cardinals outfielder Taveras killed in car accident

    Posted 7:43 PM 10/26/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals have confirmed outfielder Oscar Taveras has been killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.

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  • Royals squander early lead in Game 4 loss

    Royals squander early lead in Game 4 loss

    Posted 11:37 PM 10/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The plan this postseason has been pretty straightforward for the Kansas City Royals: Take an early lead and then hand the game over to a terrific trio of hard-throwing relievers.

    A four-run third inning provided the lead Saturday night. But starter Jason Vargas got (More)

  • Royals defeat Giants 3-2 to take Game 3 in San Francisco

    Royals defeat Giants 3-2 to take Game 3 in San Francisco

    Posted 10:58 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting.

    It won them a wild card and the American League pennant. And now, it has (More)

  • At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

    At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

    Posted 9:56 AM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall.

    No splash shot.

    "We were definitely trying to hit 'em," the Kansas City first baseman (More)

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  • Royals fans show how patience, loyalty can pay off

    Posted 4:35 PM 10/23/2014 by Morgan Uber, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Twenty-nine years of patience paid off for Kansas City Royals fans. The Royals not only made it to the World Series, but the team has also showed it can compete with the San Francisco Giants.

    Patience especially paid off for one of Mid-Missouri's biggest Royals' fan Don (More)

  • Kansas City Royals team name inspired by historic livestock show

    Posted 11:13 AM 10/23/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - The 2014 World Series wasn't the only World Series in Kansas City Wednesday.

    The 118th American Royal Livestock Show kicked off in Kansas City, an event with strong ties to the 2014 American League champions. While the Kansas City Royals played their first game in 1969, their (More)

  • Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

    Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

    Posted 1:54 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.

    The one (More)

  • Royals fans paying top dollar for games 1 and 2

    Posted 10:20 PM 10/21/2014 by Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - The last time the Kansas City Royals won the World Series, 25 players on the current active 40-man roster had not yet been born. 

    It's been 29 years since the Commissioner's Trophy has (More)

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  • First World Series game good despite loss for a Royals fan

    Posted 2:51 PM 10/22/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - It has been 29 years and for one Royals fan, Tuesday and Wednesday were worth the wait. Andy Muelleman is a junior at the University of Missouri and from Kansas City.

    Muelleman has been a Royals fan all of his life and for the first time, gets to watch the boys in blue in the (More)

  • Royals fans optimistic after season's first playoff loss

    Posted 9:21 AM 10/22/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - Even after a loss in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night, Royals fans are not hanging their heads.

    The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-1. The Giants jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.

    Chris Burford, a (More)

  • Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    Posted 10:45 PM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Hunter Pence most definitely found the right place.

    A day after saying he hadn't been sure until this year that the Royals played in Missouri rather than Kansas, Pence jolted Kauffman Stadium with a two-run, first-inning homer that quieted the crowd and sparked the San (More)

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