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  1. A reason for fans of each MLB team to be thankful

    Nov 26, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

    USA Today

    From the Kansas City Royals to the Philadelphia Phillies, every team’s fanbase has at least something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Here is a glass half-full look around the league… Arizona Diamondbacks – Dansby Swanson The Diamondbacks don’t have much to write home about regarding their farm system, but they do have Dansby Swanson,…

  2. Royals can clinch title in World Series Game 5

    Nov 1, 2015, 4:06 PM EST

    USA Today

    WORLD SERIES GAME 5: KANSAS CITY ROYALS at NEW YORK METS Series: Royals lead 3-1 Where: Citi Field, New York Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 62 degrees, wind 6 mph Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.55 ERA) / NYM RHP Matt Harvey (13-8, 2.71 ERA) The 2015 MLB season could come to an end on Sunday night,…

  3. World Series continues with Game 4 on Saturday night

    Oct 31, 2015, 6:05 PM EST

    USA Today

    WORLD SERIES GAME 4: KANSAS CITY ROYALS at NEW YORK METS Series: Royals lead 2-1 Where: Citi Field, New York Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 51 degrees, wind 5 mph Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Chris Young (11-6, 3.06 ERA) / NYM LHP Steven Matz (4-0, 2.27 ERA) Noah Syndergaard was too much for the Royals in Game…

  4. deGrom and Cueto square off in World Series Game 2

    Oct 28, 2015, 6:27 PM EST

    USA Today

    WORLD SERIES GAME 2: NEW YORK METS AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Royals lead 1-0 Where: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 53 degrees, wind 8 mph Starting pitchers: NYM RHP Jacob deGrom (14-8, 2.54 ERA) / KCR RHP Johnny Cueto (11-13, 3.44 ERA) Game 1 on Tuesday night was an instant classic…

  5. World Series gets started with Harvey vs. Volquez in Game 1

    Oct 27, 2015, 4:09 PM EST

    USA Today

    WORLD SERIES GAME 1: NEW YORK METS AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: 0-0 Where: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Chance of rain, 52 degrees, wind 2 mph Starting pitchers: NYM RHP Matt Harvey (13-8, 2.71 ERA) / KCR RHP Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.55 ERA) The 2015 World Series gets started on Tuesday night in Kansas…

  6. Breaking down the World Series matchup

    Oct 27, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

    AP

    The 111th World Series features a historic matchup: Did you know this is the first time two expansion franchises have met in the Fall Classic? That’s right, each of the previous 110 series included at least one of baseball’s original 16 franchises. Pretty remarkable, huh? Not that the Mets and Royals don’t have plenty of…

  7. Royals aim to clinch WS berth against Price in Game 6

    Oct 23, 2015, 2:11 PM EST

    USA Today

    ALCS GAME 6: TORONTO BLUE JAYS AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Royals lead 3-2 Where: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 68 degrees, wind 10 mph Starting pitchers: TOR LHP David Price (18-5, 2.45 ERA) / KCR RHP Yordano Ventura (13-8, 4.08ERA) The Blue Jays kept their season alive in Game 5 with a win in Toronto, but now…

  8. Royals, Mets can clinch on Wednesday night

    Oct 21, 2015, 2:50 PM EST

    USA Today

    ALCS GAME 5: KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT TORONTO BLUE JAYS Series: Royals lead 3-1 Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto Gametime: 4:00 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoors Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.55 ERA) / TOR RHP Marco Estrada (13-8, 3.13 ERA) The Blue Jays’ offense looked like it had turned a corner in Game 3, but it was the Royals lineup that exploded…

  9. Both Championship Series continue

    Oct 20, 2015, 3:49 PM EST

    USA Today

    ALCS GAME 4: KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT TORONTO BLUE JAYS Series: Royals lead 2-1 Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto Gametime: 4:00 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoors Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Chris Young (11-6, 3.06 ERA) / TOR RHP R.A. Dickey (11-11, 3.91 ERA) The Blue Jays offense finally broke out in Game 3 to lead Toronto to their first win of the ALCS. Now they hope to carry…

  10. Blue Jays aim to gain ground in Game 3

    Oct 19, 2015, 5:06 PM EST

    USA Today

    ALCS GAME 3: KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT TORONTO BLUE JAYS Series: Royals lead 2-0 Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoors Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Johnny Cueto (11-13, 3.44 ERA) / TOR RHP Marcus Stroman (4-0, 1.67 ERA) The AL Championship Series shifts to Toronto on Monday night with the Blue Jays looking to climb themselves out of an 0-2 hole. It…

  11. ALCS continues with Game 2, NLCS kicks off in New York

    Oct 17, 2015, 2:40 PM EST

    USA Today

    ALCS GAME 2: TORONTO BLUE JAYS AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Royals lead 1-0 Where: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 3:30 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 59 degrees, wind 9 mph Starting pitchers: TOR LHP David Price (18-5, 2.45 ERA) / KCR RHP Yordano Ventura (13-8, 4.08 ERA) The Royals struck first in Game 1 thanks in large part to six shutout innings by Edinson Volquez. The…

  12. AL Championship Series begins in Kansas City

    Oct 16, 2015, 3:49 PM EST

    USA Today

    ALCS GAME 1: TORONTO BLUE JAYS AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: 0-0 Where: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 7:30 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 55 degrees, wind 5 mph Starting pitchers: TOR RHP Marco Estrada (13-8, 3.13 ERA) / KCR RHP Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.55 ERA) Man, what a Division Series round that was. Each series lived up to the billing and several games provided classic moments that will endure as part…

  13. Pair of ALDS Game 5s set for Wednesday night

    Oct 14, 2015, 2:20 PM EST

    USA Today

    ALDS GAME 5: TEXAS RANGERS AT TORONTO BLUE JAYS Series: Tied at 2-2 Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto Gametime: 4:00 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoors Starting pitchers: TEX LHP Cole Hamels (13-8, 3.65 ERA) / TOR RHP Marcus Stroman (4-0, 1.67 ERA) The MLB playoffs have been good to us so far with compelling games in each series, perhaps highlighted by the Cubs beating…

  14. MLB Playoffs continue with 4-game set on Monday

    Oct 12, 2015, 10:45 AM EST

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    USA Today

    ALDS GAME 4: KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT HOUSTON ASTROS Series: Astros lead 2-1 Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston Gametime: 1:00 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoors Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Yordano Ventura (13-8, 4.08 ERA) / HOU RHP Lance McCullers (7-11, 3.10 ERA) The Kansas City Royals were the best team in the American League during the regular season, but they face elimination from…

  15. Both ALDS shift to Texas for Game 3s

    Oct 11, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

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    ALDS GAME 3: KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT HOUSTON ASTROS Series: Tied at 1-1 Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston Gametime: 4:07 p.m. TV: MLB Network Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Sunny, 90 degrees, wind 4 mph Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.55 ERA) / HOU LHP Dallas Keuchel (20-8, 2.48 ERA) The Royals were able to get even in Game 2 at home in Kansas City, as the Astros…

  16. October madness: All four division series in action

    Oct 9, 2015, 11:07 AM EST

    Photo by USA Today

    ALDS GAME 2: TEXAS RANGERS AT TORONTO BLUE JAYS Series: Rangers lead 1-0 Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto Gametime: 12:30 p.m. TV: MLB Network Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoors Starting pitchers: TEX LHP Cole Hamels (13–8, 3.65 ERA) / RHP Marcus Stroman (4-0, 1.67 ERA) Game 1 was a letdown for the home crowd in Toronto, as David Price was rocked in a…

  17. Both AL Division Series get started

    Oct 8, 2015, 3:01 PM EST

    USA Today

    ALDS GAME 1: TEXAS RANGERS AT TORONTO BLUE JAYS Series: 0-0 Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto Gametime: 3:30 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoor (roof will be closed) Starting pitchers: TEX RHP Yovani Gallardo (13–11, 3.42 ERA) / LHP David Price (18-5, 2.45 ERA) Postseason baseball returns to Toronto for the first time since 1993, a span of 22 long years,…

  18. Robinson making Nats is a great story

    Apr 5, 2015, 10:58 AM EST

    Photo by USA Today

    Clint Robinson, 30 years old and a veteran of eight seasons in minor league baseball, has appeared in just 13 MLB games since getting drafted in the 25th round by the Kansas City Royals back in 2007. He has just 14 career plate appearances in the majors and has spent most of the last decade in…

  19. 2015 outlook: Kansas City Royals

    Jan 29, 2015, 4:00 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images

    2014 record: 89-73, 2nd place in AL Central Manager: Ned Yost, 6th season Estimated 2015 payroll: $111 million Key additions: DH Kendrys Morales, OF Alex Rios, RHP Edinson Volquez, RHP Kris Medlen Key losses: DH Billy Butler, RHP James Shields, OF Nori Aoki, OF Raul Ibanez, OF Josh Willingham, RHP Aaron Crow Projected lineup SS Alcides…

  20. A reason for each MLB team to be thankful this Thanksgiving

    Nov 27, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

    Photo by USA Today

    Last year we at CSN went through all 30 MLB teams and cited one reason for each why their fans should be thankful. Well, one year later as we all celebrate Thanksgiving, here is another stab at that idea. Some teams have more to be thankful for than others, of course, but each team in baseball…

  21. World Series Game 7: Giants at Royals

    Oct 29, 2014, 1:57 PM EST

    Photo by USA Today

    WORLD SERIES GAME 7: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Series tied at 3-3 Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 52 degrees, wind 3 mph Starting pitchers: SF RHP Tim Hudson (9-13, 3.57) / KC RHP Jeremy Guthrie (13-11, 4.13) The Giants and Royals are close enough of a matchup to warrant…

  22. World Series Game 6: Giants at Royals

    Oct 28, 2014, 5:05 PM EST

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 6: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Giants lead series 3-2 Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 55 degrees, wind 4 mph Starting pitchers: SF RHP Jake Peavy (7-13, 3.73) / KC RHP Yordano Ventura (14-10, 3.20) With two straight wins after falling into a 1-2 deficit in the World Series,…

  23. World Series Game 5: Royals at Giants

    Oct 26, 2014, 12:40 PM EST

    Photo by USA Today

    WORLD SERIES GAME 5: KANSAS CITY ROYALS at SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Series: Series tied at 2-2 Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 60 degrees, wind 11 mph Starting pitchers: KC RHP James Shields (14-8, 3.21) / SF LHP Madison Bumgarner (18-10, 2.98) For a series that has featured three blowouts in four games, the Giants and Royals…

  24. World Series Game 3: Royals at Giants

    Oct 24, 2014, 2:46 PM EST

    Photo by USA Today

    WORLD SERIES GAME 3: KANSAS CITY ROYALS at SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Series: Series tied at 1-1 Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 62 degrees, wind 9 mph Starting pitchers: KC RHP Jeremy Guthrie (13-11, 4.13) / SF RHP Tim Hudson (9-13, 3.57) After two blowout games to begin the World Series, the Giants and Royals…

  25. World Series Game 2: Giants at Royals

    Oct 22, 2014, 4:26 PM EST

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 2: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Giants lead series 1-0 Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 64 degrees, wind 7 mph Starting pitchers: SF RHP Jake Peavy (7-13, 3.73) / KC RHP Yordano Ventura (14-10, 3.20) Game 1 of the World Series was a bit of a bust, as…

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