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  • Thousands attend funeral for former Cardinal Oscar Taveras

    Thousands attend funeral for former Cardinal Oscar Taveras

    Posted 4:53 PM 10/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    SOSUA, Dominican Republic (AP) - Thousands of people in the Dominican Republic are attending the burial of former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras.

    Among those attending the funeral Tuesday for the 22-year-old slugger was Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike (More)

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  • Missouri resident straddles the state border

    Posted 4:34 PM 10/28/2014 by Jay Wallis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - An apparent rivalry exists between Missouri and Kansas, as many Kansas City Royals fans are fully aware of. One born and raised Missourian has seen both sides of the battle.

    Dick Nelson lives about 150 feet from the border of Missouri and Kansas. He's always been fully aware (More)

  • Royals are back in Kansas City hoping to stay in the World Series

    Posted 2:39 AM 10/28/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - It's now or never for the Kansas City Royals in game six of the World Series.

    The Royals are behind 3 to 2 overall in the series, so they have to win Tuesday night to play for the title.

    Miles Figg grew up as "the lone Royals fan in his friend group" in Jefferson City (More)

  • Royals turn to Ventura in must-win game six

    Royals turn to Ventura in must-win game six

    Posted 4:58 PM 10/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Royals turn to a 23-year-old rookie to save their season, but not just any 23-year-old rookie: the hardest-throwing starting pitcher in the major leagues.

    Yordano Ventura gets the ball Tuesday night with the Royals trailing 3-2 in the World Series, the same position (More)

  • 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)

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