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Royals pitchers short in stature but bring heat

Not only do the Royals utilize speed over power, but they also have had success deviating from the prototypical pitcher's frame.

Oct. 21: Ned Yost postgame interview

Manager Ned Yost discusses the Royals' 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.

Game 1 dedicated to veterans, military families

Major League Baseball dedicated Game 1 of its 110th World Series to veterans and military families, and the daylong activities included a visit by Commissioner Bud Selig, U.S. military brass and Royals legend John Mayberry to the Kansas City VA Hospital Honor Annex near Kauffman Stadium just before the Giants-Royals opener.

Game 1 combines Adm. Winnefeld's top interests

James "Sandy" Winnefeld Jr. is a four-star Admiral who currently serves as the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, making him the second-highest-ranking officer in the United States Armed Forces. He also is an MLB.TV subscriber, a regular at Washington Nationals games, a former player and the father of a son who is currently pitching in high school.

Shields' Game 1 start is his shortest since 2008

A day before he was to throw the first World Series pitch in Kansas City since 1985, James Shields spoke about his propensity for amnesia. The Royals' ace will want to tap into that after a forgettable -- and relatively brief -- Game 1 start on Tuesday night.

MLB.TV streaming World Series for first time

The first World Series to be streamed live in the U.S. began on Tuesday night with an MLB.TV subscription as the Giants topped the Royals in Game 1, 7-1, representing a milestone in Major League Baseball broadcast delivery and allowing fans to watch this one even on the go.

No fear: Rookie Ventura to bring heat in Game 2

Long before the 100-mph fastball, the dynamic 2014 season and the opportunity to start Game 2 of the World Series was a tryout in Guerra, the Dominican city that houses the Royals' academy on that baseball-rich island. It was the summer of 2008. Yordano Ventura came in slightly taller than 5-foot-10, weighing 143 pounds and throwing no harder than 88 mph, sticking out for the wrong reasons.

Yearwood sings anthem; Staff Sgt. throws first pitch

Trisha Yearwood has performed the national anthem at several World Series, but no matter how many of these she's asked to do, it never gets old.

Retired Marine sits in Buck O'Neil's seat for Game 1

For Game 1 of the World Series, as Major League Baseball honored veterans and military families, Tony Clark of Augusta, Kan., was in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat at Kauffman Stadium.

MLB shines light on worthy causes at Fall Classic

The World Series is Major League Baseball's bully pulpit, and the league intends to use it. So with a worldwide stage available, baseball will again shine a light on a series of causes.

Tale of the tape: Giants-Royals, Game 2

Here's a breakdown of the pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series: the Giants' Jake Peavy and the Royals' Yordano Ventura.

He's back: Lee visits from Korea to see KC in World Series

Korean Superfan SungWoo Lee made his return to Kansas City to see his beloved Royals in the World Series.

Shields' rough start sinks Royals in Game 1 loss

Before the sellout crowd of 40,459 at Kauffman Stadium knew it, they were seeing ace right-hander James Shields and the Royals absorb a 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the 110th World Series on Tuesday night. It ended Kansas City's string of eight straight postseason victories.

Venezuela well represented in World Series

Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval and Royals catcher Salvador Perez are longtime friends from their days playing baseball together in Carabobo state in Venezuela in their early teens. Never in their wildest dreams could they have imagined facing each other in the World Series.

Guthrie, Vargas to start Games 3 and 4

Jeremy Guthrie will start Game 3 and Jason Vargas will follow in Game 4, Royals manager Ned Yost announced before Tuesday's World Series opener at Kauffman Stadium.

Trailblazing '80 Royals gave KC first taste of Series

Most of the time, when somebody mentions the Royals, it's about this season or 1985. But what about 1980? Nobody talks about that World Series, and guess who was in it?

AFL honor soured by Zimmer's shoulder woes

It appears Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer could be out for an undetermined amount of time after earning the Arizona Fall League's Pitcher of the Week honors, as there is a possibility that he has re-injured his shoulder.

Catch 'em if you can: Dyson, Gore proving dynamic

Kansas City Royals speedsters Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore may well be the final components that convince front-office executives that the game of baseball has changed.

Royals swap Colon for Nix on World Series roster

The World Series roster for the Royals looks very familiar. It's virtually the same as the one for the American League Championship Series and the AL Division Series.

Howser's daughter is with Kansas City all the way

Play your kind of baseball, Royals -- unrelenting, always ready, and capable. Know we are with you, support you and appreciate you. A lifetime of gratitude extended to our family assures that Kansas City understands and appreciates the quality of what you do. And, enjoy.

Finnegan set for World Series after college run

Sitting in his criminal justice classes four months ago at Texas Christian University, Brandon Finnegan could not wait to be done with college so he could go play professional baseball.

Zimmer injures shoulder pitching in AFL

Pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer injured his right shoulder in the Arizona Fall League, and the fear is that he has sustained the same injury that limited him to 4 2/3 innings in the Minors this season.

Holland has an edge -- and unhittable pitches

Royals backup catcher Erik Kratz has a hard time explaining what makes closer Greg Holland's pitches so wickedly effective. Which probably helps explain why they're so wickedly effective.

High-flying Royals set to put dazzling defense on display

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.

Following same path as '59 White Sox, KC eyes title

Like the Royals, who are meeting the Giants in the World Series, the 1959 so-called "Go-Go Sox" were built around speed and defense. They had finished 10 games above .500 the year before, exactly like the Royals, and found a winning formula that included a deep starting rotation and the best bullpen in their league.

New WS gear player tested, fan approved

Gear up in style with the exclusive official sweatshirts, T-shirts and caps that the Royals will be wearing to work out during the World Series.