Kansas City Royals
By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead. It might as well have been 100 with the way MadBum and this orange-and-black bunch play in the World Series.
The Giants and Royals got to the World Series by playing better baseball than better teams. Which team will emerge as champion?
The World Series between the Royals and Giants will feature two teams that didn’t even win 90 games during the regular season.
The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.
Baseball is trying to be pure again. And when you consider the final four teams in the MLB postseason, they did a good job.
Baseball fans outside of San Francisco will be rooting for the Royals.
The Royals reached their first World Series since 1985 with eight straight playoff wins.
While many people know about the Giants, they are no rookie when it comes to the World Series having won two in the last four years, little is known about the Kansas City Royals. Here are five fun facts about America’s newest favorite team.
The Royals are headed to the World Series for the first time since 1985.
There was so much going with this overnight caller.
The Royals lead the Orioles 2-0. The Cardinals and Giants are tied at one game. What’s the chance of each possible World Series matchup?
The Royals have a six-game winning streak in the 2014 MLB postseason. And now they head back to Kansas City with a 2-0 lead over the Orioles in the ALCS.
The Royals have the smallest payroll of the remaining MLB playoff teams.
The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
Almost an hour had passed, and the postgame party had moved from the field to the Kansas City clubhouse, where victory champagne was once again flowing. Yet as sheets of rain fell at Kauffman Stadium, thousands of celebrating Royals fans refused to leave. They had waited 29 years to soak in moments like these.
The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?
Eric Hosmer got his souvenir home run ball back while he stood on the field for a postgame interview, Angel Stadium’s silence broken only by a small band of blue-clad fans chanting “Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!”
All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.
It’s down to the Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels in the American League as the Division Series begin.
It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason — nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball’s backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys. On Tuesday night, they returned to the game’s grand stage in dramatic fashion.