Kansas City Royals

The Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, left, connects on a three-run home run during the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on May 27, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Pineda Gets Back On Track, Yankees Finish 3-Day Dominance Of Mighty Royals

Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig’s American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.

05/28/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 26:  Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees hits a 2RBI triple in the fifth inning as Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals defends on May 26, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Teixeira Drives In 4 As Yankees Beat Royals

Mark Teixeira homered and drove in four runs, Adam Warren pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Tuesday night.

05/27/2015

The Yankees' Brian McCann follows through on a first-inning three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on May 25, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Emerge From Long Slumber, Belt 5 Homers In Rout Of Royals

Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered during an eight-run first inning and the New York Yankees romped past the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 14-1 Monday.

05/26/2015

CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 16, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Headley And A-Rod Homer, Lead Sabathia, Yankees Over Royals

Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez homered, CC Sabathia found his form in his eighth start of the season, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Saturday night.

05/16/2015

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30 Players: Royals Have Special Arm In Brandon Finnegan

Very few 21-year-old athletes have been on more of a rollercoaster in the past year than Royals pitcher Brandon Finnegan. He became the first player to pitch in the College World Series and MLB World Series in the same year.

03/24/2015

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5 Sports Events More Surprising Than Beck Winning Album Of The Year

Let’s take a look at five events in sports over the last year more surprising than Beck’s shocking GRAMMYs Album of the Year win.

02/09/2015

Yankees GM Brian Cashman (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images), Mets GM Sandy Alderson (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets, Yankees Should Follow New World Series Blueprint

If old-time thinkers still exist in our local franchises, they had best change quickly or get out. This is how today’s postseason is set up. One need not be the best, just good enough.

10/31/2014

The San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game 7 of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sweeny’s Post-World Series Thoughts: Those Royals, A-Rod, A Hitting Coach And More

Congrats to the Royals for a spectacular run. It was fun to see their brand of baseball, even though it came up just a bit short.

10/30/2014

Members of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on Oct. 29, 2014. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Keidel: Giants Have Become The Torre Yankees Of The West

This must make pinstriped fans grin — or grit their teeth — with a sense of nostalgia. The San Francisco Giants have become the Yankees of the West. And not just in terms of matching World Series rings.

10/30/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants’ Bumgarner Is The New World Series Hero

Pitcher Madison Bumgarner carried the San Francisco Giants to a third World Series win in 5 seasons. The Kansas City Royals fall just short.

10/30/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 7

Madison Bumgarner carried the Giants to World Series victory over the Royals in Game 7. Here are 5 things you missed.

10/30/2014

The San Francisco Giants celebrate in the locker room after defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 to win Game 7 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

New Dynasty: Bochy, Giants Capture 3rd Title In 5 Years

In a remarkable every-other-year pattern, San Francisco somehow finds its best form in even years. With new faces and old ones, with castoffs and misfits and some key midseason acquisitions.

10/30/2014

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy celebrates with Madison Bumgarner after defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 to win Game 7 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants Ace Madison Bumgarner Wins World Series MVP

While sealing Game 7, Bumgarner boosted his World Series stats to numbers never seen before: 4-0 with a save and an 0.25 ERA, along with three championship rings.

10/30/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Brandon Belt #9 celebrates with Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants after defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game Seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Bumgarner, Giants Edge Royals To Win World Series In 7 Games

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night.

10/30/2014

Royals fans hold up signs during Game 6 of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Oct. 28, 2014. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Keidel: Only The World Outside NYC Cares About This Series — And That’s A Shame

The truth is, if a New York City team isn’t on the scent of some championship, we don’t give a damn. The truth is, we share The New Yorker magazine’s template view of Earth — New York, New Jersey, then China.

10/29/2014

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