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10/22/2014 | Oct. 22 Ned Yost postgame interview

Royals manager Ned Yost discusses his club's 7-2 win over the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series.


10/22/2014 | Giants-Royals, World Series Game 2: Did you know?

In a postseason filled with one-run games and extra-inning contests, each of the first two games in the World Series has been decided by at least five runs. That hadn't happened in nearly 80 years. Here's a look at some of the other interesting facts and figures to come out of Game 2.


10/22/2014 | Strickland-Perez spat chalked up to misunderstanding

Omar Infante hit a homer, Hunter Strickland started yelling in English, Salvador Perez yelled back in Spanish and both dugouts momentarily braced for a skirmish that never occurred. After the Royals' 7-2 win over the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series, everyone was still confused.


10/22/2014 | Butler matches Brett with rare RBI feat

With RBI singles in the first and sixth innings in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, Billy Butler became the first Royals player with tying and go-ahead RBIs in the same postseason game since George Brett in the 1985 American League Championship Series.


10/22/2014 | Key 1985 Royals gather at Negro Leagues Museum

Whether a team is a consistent contender or one that has endured several angst-ridden decades trying to get to the postseason, nearly every club has a healthy list of Hall of Fame-caliber players and at least a few unforgettable October moments. On Wednesday, Royals fans who visited the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum were in for a true treat, as three key members of the 1985 World Series champion Royals joined a well-respected sports columnist for an hour-long roundtable discussion.


10/22/2014 | Young cancer patient at The K for Game 2

Noah Wilson, a 6-year-old cancer patient, was at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday night to see his beloved Royals play the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series, courtesy of Major League Baseball.


10/22/2014 | Ceremonial first pitch put in hands of Royals legend Brett

Royals legend George Brett, currently serving as the team's vice president of baseball operations, has been everywhere throughout this squad's playoff run, and on Wednesday he threw the ceremonial first pitch.


10/22/2014 | Royals, MLB open Starlight Fun Center at KU Med

Former Royals All-Star outfielder Willie Wilson joined mascot Sluggerrr for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on a new Starlight Fun Center at The University of Kansas Hospital on Wednesday in Kansas City, part of MLB's community outreach effort that annually accompanies World Series week in the host cities.


10/22/2014 | Visual impairment doesn't stop O'Neil Legacy Seat honoree

John Parker of Topeka, Kan., was thrilled to be seated in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat for Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium.


10/22/2014 | Robinson shares dad's legacy at Negro Leagues museum

During her hourlong presentation to a group from Faxon Elementary, Sharon Robinson covered much more than just her dad's place in history as Major League Baseball's first African-American player. Her message? Character, discipline and hard work mean something.


10/22/2014 | Tale of the tape: Royals-Giants, Game 3

Here's a breakdown of the pitching matchup for Game 3 of the World Series at AT&T Park between the Royals' Jeremy Guthrie and the Giants' Tim Hudson.


10/22/2014 | Holland named Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year

Major League Baseball recognized this season's top relief pitchers Wednesday, announcing Kansas City's Greg Holland and Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel as the recipients of the Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year Award and the Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year Award, respectively.


10/22/2014 | Selig, MLB grateful for strides in fight vs. ALS

With Game 2 of the 110th World Series between the Giants and Royals, Major League Baseball is using its greatest stage to keep the momentum going to help find a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known for generations as Lou Gehrig's disease.


10/22/2014 | With five-run sixth, Royals knot World Series at 1

Now the upstart, unbridled, uninhibited Royals are back in business. Kansas City landed a sixth-inning haymaker on the Giants and surged to a 7-2 victory in Game 2 of the 110th Fall Classic on Wednesday night with a blue-hued crowd of 40,446 roaring at Kauffman Stadium.


10/22/2014 | Mr. Speaker: Guthrie out to make statement in Game 3

Jeremy Guthrie's primary job is to start games for the Royals -- his next turn will come in Game 3 of the World Series from AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday -- but he also doubles as a translator.


10/22/2014 | Lineup breakdown: Giants vs. Royals, Game 2

The Royals face a familiar foe Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium as they look to even the World Series. Giants right-hander Jake Peavy gets the ball as San Francisco tries to take a 2-0 Series lead against the Royals and rookie righty Yordano Ventura. Game 2 airs at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX, with first pitch at 8:07. Here's a breakdown of the lineups.


10/22/2014 | Royals wise not to give up on Shields

Should Ned Yost give "Big Game" James Shields the ball and a chance to redeem himself for his dreadful start in the 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 on Tuesday? Or with the World Series potentially on the line, should he not risk another meltdown by his ace?


10/22/2014 | Finnegan on verge of World Series history

Brandon Finnegan could become the first player to appear in a College World Series and the World Series in the same year. However, he's not the first player to appear in a College World Series and be on an active World Series roster in the same season.


10/22/2014 | Royals have something special in confident Ventura

Even the normally unflappable Yordano Ventura may feel the heat of the pressure cooker raise a notch tonight. He takes the ball in Game 2 of the World Series with his Kansas City Royals down 1-0 to the San Francisco Giants.


10/22/2014 | SF's fast first frame KOs KC, quiets The K

If there's a formula for beating the Royals, the Giants found it. Actually, it's the formula baseball teams have been using for more than a century. First things first. The Giants put up three runs in the first inning and cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Royals in Game 1 of the 2014 World Series on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.


10/22/2014 | Royals expect to bounce back quickly in Game 2

Tuesday night's Game 1 defeat snapped the Royals' record streak of eight consecutive victories to open the 2014 postseason while simultaneously raising the stakes for Game 2 tonight.


10/22/2014 | Giants-Royals, World Series Game 1: Did you know?

From the importance of winning Game 1 of the World Series, to Madison Bumgarner's historic numbers, to the Giants' overall postseason success, here's a look at some of the interesting facts and figures from Tuesday night in Kansas City.


10/22/2014 | Royals strike out on third-inning opportunity

The one chance the Royals had to get to Madison Bumgarner during Game 1 on Tuesday night was in the third inning, but the club most likely to make contact could not come through when it needed to most.


10/22/2014 | Young Ventura, KC out to even set vs. vet Peavy, SF

The 1985 Royals lost Game 1 of the World Series at home. Heck, they lost Game 2, too. And we know how that one turned out. So the Royals need look no further than their own organizational history to know they can recover from the drubbing they endured at the hands of the Giants on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Both clubs are hoping their starter can go deep in Game 2, with Kansas City youngster Yordano Ventura opposing San Francisco elder statesman Jake Peavy.


10/22/2014 | Duffy shakes off rust, carries bullpen's burden

After being absent from the mound for nearly the entire past three weeks, Danny Duffy tossed three-plus innings of relief for the Royals in their 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series.




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