KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – There was no happy ending to Kansas City’s storybook season after the Royals lost 3-2 in Game Seven of the World Series, and while they exceeded expectations simply by reaching Wednesday’s finale, manager Ned Yost found the narrow loss hard to swallow.
The endearing upstarts, who last reached the playoffs in 1985 when they went on to win the Fall Classic, had the tying run at third base in the bottom of the ninth against San Francisco but could not bring Alex Gordon home.
KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – Madison Bumgarner insisted throughout the World Series that he felt great and was eager to take the ball any time San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy asked him to pitch.
The 25-year-old ace starter was called upon for a third time in the series in Game Seven on Wednesday, closing out the Giants’ clinching victory over the Kansas City Royals with five innings of shutout relief.
KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday behind a stunning performance by Madison Bumgarner to win their third World Series title in five Major League Baseball seasons.
With the win, the Giants completed a 4-3 series win over the Royals in the best-of-seven championship, adding a third title to their brilliant every-other-year pattern of post-season success dating back to 2010.
KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – Buses roll through the downtown streets alternating their destination with the message “Go Royals” — the same rousing chant that took over Pizza Bar near closing time in the Power & Light district.
Nearly three decades of frustration for baseball fans in Kansas City has faded with the Cinderella story of the Royals, who have taken the San Francisco Giants to a deciding Game Seven of the World Series.
KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – Probability swung in favor of the Cinderella Kansas City Royals after the American League champions routed the San Francisco Giants 10-0 on Tuesday to force a deciding Game Seven in the World Series.
While the underdog Royals are seeking their first Major League Baseball crown in 29 years against a Giants team looking for a third title in five years, trends favor Kansas City, who will be hosting the Giants in Wednesday’s deciding game.
KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – Yordano Ventura wrote tributes to his late friend Oscar Taveras on his cap, glove and shoes and then made Game Six a night to remember as the Kansas City Royals kept their Cinderella dream going on Tuesday.
Dedicating the game to fellow-Dominican Taveras, one of baseball’s top prospects who died Sunday at age 22 in a car accident back home, Ventura hurled seven innings of three-hit ball in a 10-0 victory that forced a deciding Game Seven.
KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – The Kansas City Royals awoke from their hitting slumber in a 10-0 thrashing of the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday to stave off elimination and force the World Series to a decisive seventh game.
After a 162-game regular season and three rounds of postseason action, the Major League Baseball championship will come down to one game with the Giants chasing a third title in five years and the never-say-die Royals looking to end a 29-year championship drought.
KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – While Madison Bumgarner has won justifiable praise for his dominant World Series pitching, teammates Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence have come up big for the San Francisco Giants with their bats.
The twin forces have not only impacted games with hits, but also with their infectious enthusiasm.
KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – The World Series heads back to Kansas City for another helping of baseball American League style and the Royals hope that familiarity will revive their Cinderella story.
The Royals, who opened their first postseason appearance in 29 years with a record eight consecutive wins, are now one loss away from elimination in the best-of-seven championship against the San Francisco Giants.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Madison Bumgarner was fully focused with the ball on Sunday, dazzling the Kansas City Royals with his arsenal of pitches and sublime command but the 25-year-old lefty could not help but hear tributes from the roaring crowd.
As he kept mowing down the Royals on his way to a masterful, four-hit shutout in Game Five of the World Series, the home crowd of 43,000 roared ever louder and by the ninth inning, they were chanting “M-V-P, M-V-P” to show their appreciation.