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Kansas City Royals

Stadium: Kauffman Stadium | Manager: Ned Yost
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Royals.263651953.51
AL Central2nd5th4th1st
American League 2nd9th13th4th

Next Game

Tue, October 21, 8:07 PM EDT
San Francisco Giants
at
Kansas City Royals
-110
Line
-105

Probable Pitchers

SFW-LERASO
M. Bumgarner 2-1 1.4228

KCW-LERASO
J. Shields 1-0 5.6315

Schedule

Sat Sep 27
L 5 - 4at CHW
Recap
Sun Sep 28
W 6 - 4at CHW
Recap
Tue Sep 30
W 9 - 8OAK
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Thu Oct 2
W 3 - 2at LAA
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Fri Oct 3
W 4 - 1at LAA
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Sun Oct 5
W 8 - 3LAA
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Fri Oct 10
W 8 - 6at BAL
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Sat Oct 11
W 6 - 4at BAL
Recap
Tue Oct 14
W 2 - 1BAL
Recap
Wed Oct 15
W 2 - 1BAL
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Wed Oct 22
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Fri Oct 24
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Sat Oct 25
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Sun Oct 26
FOXat SF
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Tue Oct 28
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Wed Oct 29
SF

Standings

AL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Detroit78-6490-72
Kansas City74-6889-73
Cleveland75-6785-77
Chicago62-8073-89
Minnesota61-8170-92
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Royals tab Shields, Ventura for World Series Games 1, 2
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Royals will start pitchers James Shields in Game 1 and Yordano Ventura in Game 2 of the World Series, Yahoo! Sports reports. The Royals are making their first World Series appearance in 29 years.

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Report: Royals don't expect to keep James Shields
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Royals don't expect to keep pitcher James Shields once the season ends, according to the New York Daily News

The club is expected to attempt to re-sign Shields, but it's believed another team will outbid them for the pitcher. Shields posted a 3.21 ERA over 227 innings during the regular season. He was a key component behind the Royals playoff push.

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Lorenzo Cain named ALCS MVP after Game 4 win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain was named the MVP of the American League Championship Series after the team finished off a sweep of the Orioles Wednesday with a 2-1 win.

Cain went 0 for 3 in Game 4 Wednesday but still finished the series with a .533 batting avearge and five runs scored in 15 at-bats. Like the rest of the outfield, he was also responsible for plus defense to help the Royals advance to the World Series for the first time in 29 years.

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Royals' Greg Holland racks up fourth ALCS save Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Royals closer Greg Holland earned another save Wednesday, walking a batter and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 2-1 win over the Orioles and send the Royals to the World Series with a 4-0 ALCS sweep.

Holland delivered saves in each of the team's four wins over the Orioles, and the Royals bested their opponents by just six runs during the four-game sweep. The Royals closer has given up just one earned run in eight innings while racking up six saves this postseason.

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Jason Vargas wins Game 4, sends Royals to World Series
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Royals pitcher Jason Vargas earned a win in Wednesday's series-clinching victory, allowing one earned run on just two hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out six in his team's 2-1 win over the Orioles in Game 4 of the ALCS.

Vargas (1-0) was staked to a 2-0 lead after the first inning, and the only damage he surrendered came on a third-inning solo home run. The Royals head to the World Series for the first time in 29 years on the strength of eight straight postseason wins, following up a Wild Card victory with sweeps of the Angels and Orioles.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGNorichika Aoki , RF.285
HRAlex Gordon , LF19
RBIAlex Gordon , LF74
OBPAlex Gordon , LF.351
SLGAlex Gordon , LF.432
RAlex Gordon , LF87
SBJarrod Dyson , CF36
WJames Shields , SP14
ERAYordano Ventura , SP3.20
WHIPJames Shields , SP1.18
KJames Shields , SP180
SVGreg Holland , RP46
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