Mike Moustakas

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5 Fun Facts About The Kansas City Royals

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.

10/16/2014

The Kansas City Royals celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 to sweep the series in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Royals Beat Angels 8-3 To Finish Off ALDS Sweep

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.

10/06/2014

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

New York Mets v Pittsburgh Pirates

Watch: Epic Outfield Fail By Ryan Rayburn

You can’t make these things up.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2014

White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

9th-Inning Run Pushes Royals Past White Sox

Tyler Flowers couldn’t handle the throw home, and Mike Moustakas scored the game-winner.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

Jose Quintana  warms up before pitching against the Kansas City Royals. (Credit: Kyle Rivas, Getty)

White Sox Beat Royals 3-2 With Run In 9th Inning

Alejandro De Aza drove in Jordan Danks with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, sending the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

06/22/2013

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Salvador Perez Gives Royals Rare Offense At Catcher

There’s a new age of offensive catchers coming up through the ranks of the big leagues, and Salvador Perez is part of that movement.

03/08/2013

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie delivers during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on September 9, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

White Sox Fall Again To Royals, But Maintain Division Lead Over Tigers

The White Sox haven’t been able to solve the Kansas City Royals lately. Now, the AL Central leaders have to figure out a way to slow a dangerous division opponent.

09/09/2012

Jarrod Dyson #1 of the Kansas City Royals is congratulated after scoring during the game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium on August 19, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Guthrie Takes No-Hitter Into 7th, Royals Sweep Sox

Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the eighth inning, Salvador Perez drove in three runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game series sweep of the AL Central leaders.

08/19/2012

Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals is greeted by Jeff Francoeur #21 after hitting a home run in the second inning against the Chicago White Sox on August 8, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Guthrie Outpitches Quintana, Royals Beat Sox 2-1

Jeremy Guthrie picked up his first victory since late May, scattering five hits over eight innings in the Kansas City Royals’ 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

08/08/2012

Chicago White Sox left fielder Alex Gordon dives in to score a run in the 6th inning as A.J. Pierzynski turns with the ball at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Beckham Leads Off With HR, But Sox Fall To Royals 5-2

Bruce Chen outpitched Jake Peavy for his first win in six weeks, Billy Butler hit his career-high 22nd homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Tuesday night.

08/07/2012

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium on July 15, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. The White Sox won 2-1. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Dunn Homers Again, Sale Wins 8th Straight, Sox Beat Royals 2-1

Chris Sale won his eighth straight decision, Adam Dunn homered in his third straight game and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 Sunday.

07/15/2012

Jeff Samardzija

Samardzija Pitches 3 Sharp Innings, Cubs Beat KC

Jeff Samardzija made a strong opening bid for a spot in the Cubs rotation.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

Kansas City Royals' Chris Getz (17) beats the tag of Chicago White Sox third baseman Brent Morel (22) on an RBI-triple during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Chris Ochsner)

White Sox’s Skid Reaches 7 After 10-3 Loss

Poor pitching and a lack of clutch hitting kept the Chicago White Sox reeling on Saturday night. The White Sox dropped their seventh straight game, a 10-3 loss to the Royals.

09/17/2011

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Philip Humber, right, talks to manager Ozzie Guillen after being hit by a single hit by Kansas City Royals' Jeff Francoeur during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Hosmer Lifts Royals To 7-6 Win Over White Sox

Brent Morel continued his torrid pace in September. It just wasn’t enough to lift the Chicago White Sox over the Royals.

09/16/2011

Matt Tranor #15 of the Kansas City Royals slides across the plate to score a run in the fourth inning on a hit by Eric Hosmer against the Chicago Cubs at Kauffman Stadium on June 26, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)

Gordon, Hochevar Lead Royals Over Cubs 6-3

It was a bad time for the Cubs to face Kansas City right-hander Luke Hochevar. It was an afternoon start and Hochevar excels in day games. Hochevar won again under the sun and Alex Gordon extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an RBI double in a four-run first inning as the Royals beat Chicago 6-3 on Sunday.

06/26/2011