After taking a tough World Series loss to the Giants in seven games, the Royals have to confront an offseason with questions about whether they can repeat as AL champions, Jerry Crasnick writes.
With everything at stake for the Royals and Giants in Game 7, anyone might be the key player who makes all the difference, Jerry Crasnick writes.
After falling behind the Giants three games to two in the World Series, the Royals head back to Kansas City where they hope to rediscover their winning brand of baseball.
With the World Series tied, the Royals and Giants have achieved upset victories to get this far and set the stage for tremendous season-ending drama, Jerry Crasnick writes.
Rather than turn to Madison Bumgarner, Giants manager Bruce Bochy stood by his decision to give Ryan Vogelsong the Game 4 World Series start, writes Jerry Crasnick.
While Tim Hudson has had a long and prosperous career in the majors, he'll make his first start in the World Series in Game 3.
Billy Butler, who will sit on the bench in San Francisco, had two key RBI singles in what could be his final home game at Kauffman Stadium, Jerry Crasnick writes.
Royals rookie Yordano Ventura looked up to Pedro Martinez as a kid, but now he must tap into some Pedro World Series magic, writes Jerry Crasnick.
The Royals and Giants prepare for a World Series matchup that none could predict but all can enjoy, writes Jerry Crasnick.
Having won eight straight postseason games, the Royals have emerged as October's broom-wielding juggernaut.
After winning their seventh straight postseason game, the footloose Royals are on the cusp of making their first World Series appearance in 29 years, Jerry Crasnick writes.
Starters-turned-relievers Wade Davis of the Royals and Andrew Miller and Zach Britton of the Orioles have been big keys for the two ALCS opponents.
Lorenzo Cain's glove work in October has been the latest highlight from the Royals' tremendous outfield defense, writes Jerry Crasnick.
Jarrod Dyson said the Royals are close to taking the fight out of their American League Championship Series opponents.
Zach Britton became a father only days before the start of the ALCS, which has gone poorly for the Orioles' first-year closer.
Alex Gordon led the Royals with his bat, his glove and his grit in Game 1 of the ALCS, Jerry Crasnick writes.