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High-flying Royals set to put dazzling defense on display

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-10-20 22:04
Prepare to be dazzled. That's because the Kansas City Royals do one thing better than any other baseball team on the planet. This one thing isn't something you see every day. And you've probably never seen it the way the Royals do it. The Royals play defense.
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Giants' pinch-hitting options limited in Kansas City

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-10-20 21:31
With the use of the designated hitter in the American League city, the Giants are going to have a shortened bench for Games 1 and 2 of the World Series on Tuesday and Wednesday in Kansas City.
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With RF unsettled, Cards think Taveras can step up

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-10-20 20:41
The only truly unsettled spot as the Cardinals begin to project their eight starting position players for next spring is right field, though it is also a position that the organization believes can be filled internally. The Cardinals will consider Randal Grichuk, Oscar Taveras and Stephen Piscotty for that job.
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Royals' machine built to perform in October

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-10-20 20:18
As baseball has changed over the past half-decade or so, it seems that the formula for winning in October may have changed, as well. And if that is in fact the case, then the best example is the American League champion Royals.
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San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals' (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-20 19:30
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The popular song ''Royals'' by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.
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Finnegan learns fast: from school to World Series (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-20 19:26

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Betty Finnegan made the 5 1/2-hour drive from Fort Worth, Texas, with a friend Aug. 31 to watch the last two games of the season for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Her 21-year-old son was finishing his first summer as a professional baseball player on the Double-A team after helping pitch TCU into the College World Series.


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Jay to have wrist surgery; Yadi, Waino prescribed rest

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-10-20 18:41
Jon Jay will have his left wrist scoped on Wednesday in order to address an injury that occurred about three months ago. As for other injuries, the Cards expect Yadier Molina (left oblique strain, right thumb injury) and Adam Wainwright (right elbow discomfort) to return in spring at full strength.
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Jay wrist surgery lone medical issue for Cardinals (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-20 18:36
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jon Jay will undergo left wrist surgery later this week, the lone major medical issue facing the St. Louis Cardinals coming off a fourth straight NL Championship Series.
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Oldest former Red Sox player Lou Lucier dies at 96 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-20 18:36
BOSTON (AP) -- Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96.
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A baseball latecomer, Cain's determination led way

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-10-20 16:54
Lorenzo Cain has shined on both sides of the ball this postseason, stroking hits with regularity and chasing down drives in the outfield gaps. Those feats would be impressive even without the knowledge that he didn't play baseball at any level until his sophomore year of high school.
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October Confidential: Giants vs. Royals

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-10-20 15:00
What's the best way to beat the Giants and the Royals? To find out, we asked players from across their respective divisions to give the inside intel on how these clubs can be beaten. Our sources were granted anonymity in exchange for their candor.
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Sports greatness final piece of Kansas City's puzzle

Major League Baseball - Mon, 2014-10-20 14:23
During those years the sports teams wandered aimlessly in the desert of mediocrity, the rest of the city was busy building a better Kansas City. And Kansas Citians know how to wait for the good times to come back around.
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Giants rely on core of 4 relievers (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Mon, 2014-10-20 14:12

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.


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