Kansas City Royals

Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in eleven innings in Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Royals Beat Angels 4-1 In 11 Innings, Take 2-0 ALDS Lead

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!”

10/04/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in eleven innings in Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Four LDS Matchups In Full Swing For Weekend Action

All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.

10/04/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after hitting the game winning RBI single in the 12th inning against the Oakland Athletics during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Four American League Teams Left To Chase World Series

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.

10/02/2014

The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 9 to 8 win over the Oakland Athletics in the 12th inning of their American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Royals Outlast A’s 9-8 In Extra Innings, Move On To ALDS

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.

10/01/2014

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 19: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals delivers to home plate during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Playoff Pinch Hits: AL Wild-Card Tale Of 2 Underdogs

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2014

Paul Konerko takes the field for his last home game, in 2014. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Sox Fall To Royals 6-4 In Konerko’s Final Game

Kansas City’s chance for the AL Central title was erased by Detroit’s victory on Sunday, and the Royals went on to a 6-4 comeback win over Chicago in the final game for retiring White Sox captain Paul Konerko.

09/28/2014

Josh Willingham the Kansas City Royals steps past Tyler Flowers (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Cain, Aoki Power Royals To 6-2 Win Over White Sox

Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.

09/17/2014

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Ed Zurga)

7 Great Fan Catches Using A Hat

Here are seven great fan catches using a hat.

08/04/2014

Raul Ibanez hits a run-scoring double in the 6th inning against the  White Sox. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Royals Defeat White Sox 7-1

Mike Moustakas homered twice, Bruce Chen pitched five effective innings and the Kansas City Royals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-1 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

07/22/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

Jose Abreu hits a double against the Kansas City Royals. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
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White Sox Fall To Royals 6-3

Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 6-3 win Sunday.

06/15/2014

Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals follows through on an RBI single.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Royals Rout White Sox 9-1

Danny Duffy matched a career high with nine strikeouts, and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to six with a 9-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

06/14/2014

Jose Quintana. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

White Sox Fall To Royals 3-1

Jeremy Guthrie, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined on a four-hitter and the Kansas City Royals rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 Wednesday night and avoid being swept in their three-game series.

05/21/2014

Adam Dunn  hits a 3-run home run during the 8th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

White Sox Edge Royals 7-6

Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Tuesday night.

05/20/2014

White Sox left-hander John Danks. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals Beat White Sox 4-3

Salvador Perez hit a go-ahead RBI double with two outs in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Saturday.

04/05/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 17: Starting pitcher Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals sits in the dugout in the fifth inning during a game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium on September 17, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Royals’ Yordano Ventura Looks To Harness Blazing Fastball

The Royals are hoping Yordano Ventura, their young fireballer, can transition from thrower to pitcher.

03/13/2014

Sluggerrr. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Fan Injured By Hot Dog Suing Royals

If it had been a foul ball or broken bat that struck John Coomer in the eye as he watched a Kansas City Royals game, it’s unlikely the courts would have forced the team to pay for the surgeries and suffering he’s endured.

670 The Score–11/01/2013

Dale Sveum. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Ex-Cubs Manager Sveum Hired By Royals

Former Cubs manager Dale Sveum wasn’t out of work for long.

670 The Score–10/03/2013

Jose Quintana. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

White Sox Lose Season Finale To Royals

CHICAGO (AP) — Bruce Chen pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and Kansas City beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on Sunday in the finale of the Royals’ best season in 24 years. Kansas […]

09/29/2013

Conor Gillaspie #12 of the Chicago White Sox watches his two run homer against the Kansas City Royals during the seventh inning on September 28, 2013 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

White Sox Slip Past Royals 6-5

The Chicago White Sox had a power surge on Saturday night.

09/29/2013

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