Posts Tagged Kansas City

Royals might need a rare pinch hit in Series

Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler takes batting practice during a workout Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in San Francisco. The Royals and the San Francisco Giants are scheduled to play Game 3 of baseball's World Series in San Francisco on Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had as little use for pinch hitters as Kansas City’s Ned Yost.

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At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

The Kansas City Royals take batting practice during a baseball workout on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in San Francisco. The Royals and the San Francisco Giants are to play Game 3 of baseball's World Series in San Francisco on Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall.

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Giants’ Hudson to face Royals’ Guthrie in Game 3

At left in an Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas. At right, in a Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Diego. Guthrie and Hudson will be the starters for Game 3 of the World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Don Boomer, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.

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Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez and Greg Holland celebrate after Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 7-2 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series.

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Butler, Escobar rally Royals to 2-1 lead in Game 2

Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar hits an RBI double during the second inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler and Alcides Escobar had run-scoring hits off Jake Peavy, and the Kansas City Royals took a 2-1 lead over San Francisco after three innings Wednesday night as they tried to even the World Series at a game apiece.

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