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  1. Robinson making Nats is a great story

    Apr 5, 2015, 10:58 AM EDT

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    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…

  2. 2015 outlook: Kansas City Royals

    Jan 29, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Nov 27, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    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…

  4. World Series Game 7: Giants at Royals

    Oct 29, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

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    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…

  5. World Series Game 6: Giants at Royals

    Oct 28, 2014, 5:05 PM EDT

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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,…

  6. World Series Game 5: Royals at Giants

    Oct 26, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT

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    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…

  7. World Series Game 3: Royals at Giants

    Oct 24, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

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    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…

  8. World Series Game 2: Giants at Royals

    Oct 22, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

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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…

  9. World Series Game 1: Giants at Royals

    Oct 21, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 1: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS at KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Tied at 0-0 Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 68 degrees, wind 5 mph Starting pitchers: SF LHP Madison Bumgarner (18-10, 2.98) / KC RHP James Shields (14-8, 3.21) After four long days without baseball, the action finally returns on Tuesday night with…

  10. Previewing and predicting the 2014 World Series

    Oct 20, 2014, 3:17 PM EDT

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    The Fall Classic is upon us, and while we don’t know yet whether the 2014 World Series will prove to be a classic, we do know it will provide a most unexpected and interesting matchup. Best as we can tell, nobody correctly predicted a World Series between the Giants and Royals back on Opening Day.…

  11. Baseball in the District – Offseason preview with Zuckerman & Loverro

    Oct 16, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

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    ‘Baseball in the District’ is back for an offseason preview show, as Tim Murray of ESPN 980 and I welcomed in Mark Zuckerman and Thom Loverro as guests to look ahead to 2015. Mark was great on the Nationals’ priority list for this offseason, what went wrong for the Nats in the NLDS and how…

  12. ALCS continues, NLCS starts on Saturday

    Oct 11, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

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    ALCS GAME 2: KANSAS CITY ROYALS at BALTIMORE ORIOLES Series: Royals lead 1-0 Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore Gametime: 4:07 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 58 degrees, wind 8 mph Starting pitchers: KC RHP Yordano Ventura (14-10, 3.20) / BAL RHP Bud Norris (15-8, 3.65) Game 1 wasn’t exactly the cleanest game of baseball, but it sure was entertaining.…

  13. AL Wild Card Game: Athletics at Royals

    Sep 30, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

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    The 2014 Major League Baseball playoffs are finally here, as the 10-team tournament to decide a new World Series champion begins tonight in Kansas City, Mo. It will be the first playoff game played in Kansas City, or by the Royals in general, in 29 years. Of course towns with four teams are hard to…

  14. Playoffs begin tonight

    Sep 30, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

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    The playoffs begin on Tuesday night with the American League Wild Card game, the first installment of what should be an exciting month of baseball. It is the first playoff game for the Royals since 1985 and standing in their way is a team that for much of the year looked like the class of…

  15. Nats acquire IF Brandon Laird from Royals

    Mar 16, 2014, 11:46 AM EDT

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    The Nationals made a minor trade on Saturday night, acquiring infielder Brandon Laird from the Kansas City Royals. The Royals’ return has not yet been announced, but is said to be either a player to be named later or cash. Laird is the brother of Braves catcher Gerald Laird. He’s 26 years old and a…

  16. 2014 outlook: Kansas City Royals

    Jan 17, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 86-76, 3rd place in AL Central Manager: Ned Yost, 5th season Estimated 2014 payroll: $90 million Key additions: OF Norichika Aoki, 2B Omar Infante, LHP Jason Vargas Key losses: RHP Ervin Santana, LHP Brcuce Chen, C George Kottaras Projected lineup RF Norichika Aoki 2B Omar Infante 1B Eric Hosmer DH Billy Butler LF…

  17. Why every MLB team should be thankful this Thanksgiving

    Nov 28, 2013, 7:18 AM EDT

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    Some Major League Baseball franchises are more fortunate than others, that’s just the way it is. That’s life. Some teams will celebrate this year’s Thanksgiving holiday with a lot more to be thankful for. But each team, even the Mets, have something to appreciate, something to behold for the present and the future. As a…

  18. Game 128: Nats at Royals

    Aug 23, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT

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    Instant analysis: Braves 2, Nats 1

    The Nationals continue their road trip this weekend with a three game series at the Kansas City Royals, beginning tonight with a 8:10 first pitch. This is the first time the Nats have traveled to Kansas City in their nine years of existence. The two clubs have played just once, in a three game series…

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