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The Kansas City Royals practice during the 2014 World Series Media Day at Kauffman Stadium on October 20, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Source: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Royals, Giants Ready To Get World Series Started

Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

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BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals throws a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 10, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: James Shields-Wil Myers Trade A Success For Royals

The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.

10/19/2014

The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Source: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Royals Headed To First World Series Since 1985

James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. Ned Yost finally allowed himself to smile.

10/16/2014

A view of a weather tarp covering the infield as rain falls to postpone Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 13, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Source: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Game 3 Of ALCS Postponed Until Tuesday Due To Rain

Game 3 of the AL Championship Series has been postponed because of rain.

10/13/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Championship Series Is Set

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.

10/07/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: C.J. Cron #20 of the Los Angeles Angels looks on from the dugout in the eleventh inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: It’s Do Or Die For Tigers And Angels On Sunday

The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?

10/05/2014

The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 9 to 8 win over the Oakland Athletics in the 12th inning of their American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Source: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Royals Beat A’s 9-8 In 12 In AL Wild Card Thriller

Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball’s postseason.

10/01/2014

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 19: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals delivers to home plate during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Wild-Card Tale Of Two Underdogs

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.

09/30/2014

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Matt Moore Must Step Up In Rays Rotation

Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.

03/05/2013

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Marlins Look For Win Over Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays have dominated the Miami Marlins in their recent interleague matchups, including a pair of remarkable outings from James Shields.

06/10/2012

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