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  • Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

    Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

    Posted 8:25 AM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

    Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday's workout.

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  • Listeners have difficulty finding Royals on radio

    Posted 8:04 PM 10/20/2014 by Morgan Uber, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONVILLE - The Kansas City Royals have made it farther than the St. Louis Cardinals in post-season baseball for the first time in 29 years, but this won't make it any easier to find the Royals on the dial for the 2014 World Series.

    There are only three Royals affiliate radio stations in (More)

  • Giants hit walkoff homer in Game 5 to end Cardinals' season

    Giants hit walkoff homer in Game 5 to end Cardinals' season

    Posted 10:39 PM 10/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

    These every-other-year Giants clinched the NL Championship Series in Game 5 and (More)

  • Royals fans strike out looking for World Series edition newspaper

    Posted 7:00 PM 10/16/2014 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporter & Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Mid-Missourians trying to get their hands on a piece of baseball history ran into trouble Thursday morning.

    Fans have cleaned stores out of the Kansas City Star's front page dedicated to the Royals first World Series berth in 29 years.

    KOMU called three Hy-Vee's, Barnes (More)

  • Cards Wainwright confident he made key adjustments

    Cards Wainwright confident he made key adjustments

    Posted 1:47 PM 10/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Adam Wainwright is determined to forget about his frustrating October outings and get back to the dominant postseason pitcher he used to be.

    The Cardinals ace is confident he made some key adjustments in a bullpen session Monday and will return to form when he starts (More)

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  • Cardinals lose thriller in San Francisco

    Cardinals lose thriller in San Francisco

    Posted 11:10 PM 10/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey and the Giants already know how to win in October - even without all this help from the St. Louis Cardinals.

    Strange as it might look sometimes, San Francisco finds a way to score just enough.

    Posey drove in three runs and capped another (More)

  • Royals make it back to World Series

    Posted 7:07 PM 10/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. Ned Yost finally allowed himself to smile.

    After nearly three decades spent as one of the game's biggest laughingstocks, the Kansas City (More)

  • Cain named ALCS MVP

    Cain named ALCS MVP

    Posted 8:20 PM 10/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Lorenzo Cain capped the AL Championship Series with his best catch yet: an MVP trophy.

    The smooth center fielder snagged MVP honors after helping the Kansas City Royals to a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 2-1 victory Wednesday.

    Along with making a (More)

  • Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS

    Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS

    Posted 10:23 PM 10/14/2014 by Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Mike Moustakas had his eye on the ball from the moment it left Adam Jones's bat, tracking it against the bright lights of Kauffman Stadium. When it settled into his glove and he tumbled into a dugout suite, a dozen fans were waiting to pick him right back up.

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  • Giants beat Cardinals in 10th on Choate wild throw

    Giants beat Cardinals in 10th on Choate wild throw

    Posted 7:34 PM 10/14/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 18-inning marathon. These playoff-tested Giants keep finding wacky ways to win in another special October.

    An errant throw by reliever Randy Choate on a bunt allowed Brandon Crawford to score the winning run in the bottom of the 10th (More)

  • A.J. Pierzynski will replace injured Yadier Molina in NLCS game 3

    A.J. Pierzynski will replace injured Yadier Molina in NLCS game 3

    Posted 2:32 PM 10/14/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A.J. Pierzynski will start at catcher in place of the injured Yadier Molina for the St. Louis Cardinals in the third game of the NL Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.

    Molina had started the past 83 postseason games for the Cardinals, since (More)

  • Game 3 of ALCS postponed

    Game 3 of ALCS postponed

    Posted 3:40 PM 10/13/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles will have to wait another day to play Game 3 of the AL Championship Series. Around 3:30 p.m. CT on Monday, the announcement came that due to inclement weather in the Kansas City area the game would not be able to be played Monday (More)

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