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  • Whether it's speed or power, Orioles and Royals seek the X-factor

    Whether it's speed or power, Orioles and Royals seek the X-factor
    There are more similarities between the Orioles and their American League Championship Series opponent, the Kansas City Royals, than not — they both have solid pitching, stellar bullpens and play exemplary defense — but the way they score runs...
  • Shutting down Royals' running game key for Orioles in AL Championship Series

    Shutting down Royals' running game key for Orioles in AL Championship Series
    All Orioles manager Buck Showalter had to do was watch the Kansas City Royals' comeback win over the Oakland Athletics in the American League wild-card game last week to see how dangerous his team's AL Championship Series opponent can be on the base...
  • Liga Americana: Reales barren a Angelinos y disputarán banderín a Orioles

    Liga Americana: Reales barren a Angelinos y disputarán banderín a Orioles
    Kansas City (EEUU), 5 oct (EFE).- El pitcheo consistente del abridor James Shields y el bateo oportuno liderado por el jardinero Alex Gordon permitieron a los Reales de Kansas City vencer por 8-3 a los Angelinos de Los Ángeles en el tercer partido de la...
  • Royals blast into series lead

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Go figure. No team in the majors hit fewer home runs this season than Kansas City, but as Royals manager Ned Yost said before the game: "We have some guys that can hit the ball out of the ballpark." One of those guys is third...
  • Mike Moustakas' 11th-inning homer lifts Royals past Angels, 3-2

    Mike Moustakas' 11th-inning homer lifts Royals past Angels, 3-2
    Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost yielded the hot seat to Angels Manager Mike Scioscia on Thursday night. While Yost pulled all the right strings in a battle of bullpens, it was Scioscia who left himself open to some second-guessing, first with...
  • Angels can go only as far as starting pitchers take them

    Angels can go only as far as starting pitchers take them
    Superb starting pitching can carry a team to a World Series title, as the Chicago White Sox showed in 2005, when Jose Contreras, Mark Buehrle, Jon Garland and Freddy Garcia combined for a 9-1 record and a 2.84 earned-run average, four complete games and...
  • Royals nip A's 9-8 in 12; Ex-IronPig Moss hits two HRs for Oakland

    Royals nip A's 9-8 in 12; Ex-IronPig Moss hits two HRs for Oakland
    By David Smale, The Sports Xchange KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez's single down the left field line capped a two-run, 12th-inning rally, and the Kansas City Royals stunned the Oakland Athletics 9-8 Tuesday in the American League wild-card game....
  • Royals move into first place in AL Central

    Royals move into first place in AL Central
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On July 21, it seemed the Kansas City Royals were doomed to sit out the playoffs for the 29th consecutive year. They had lost four straight, were eight games behind the Detroit Tigers and two games below .500. How things have changed...
  • Royals beat Tigers to take one-game lead in AL Central

    Royals beat Tigers to take one-game lead in AL Central
    DETROIT -- James Shields allowed a game-opening single then retired the next 18 batters he faced Wednesday night as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 to reclaim a one-game lead in the American League Central Division. The right-handed...
  • Tigers win, pull even with Royals in AL Central

    DETROIT -- J.D. Martinez and Rajai Davis hit home runs and Max Scherzer held the Kansas City Royals to one run in 6 2/3 innings Tuesday night in a 4-2 Detroit Tigers victory. The win was enough to pull the Tigers into a first-place tie with the Royals...
  • Shields Outduels Pineda In 1-0 Win Over Yankees

    Shields Outduels Pineda In 1-0 Win Over Yankees
    James Shields pitched into the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the New York Yankees 1-0 in the opener of a three-game series on Friday night.  Shields (13-7) was pulled for Wade Davis after giving up a single to Derek Jeter with...