In a move that smacks of gamesmanship, San Francisco grounds crew muddies infield, slows Royals.
Mike Rizzo has a daunting task: Reach deals with future free agents Ian Desmond, Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister, or make a trade before it’s too late.
Kansas City won the game with a strong defense, a scrappy bullpen and just enough timely hitting.
The Nationals promoted Adam Cromie to assistant general manager and added two new analysts.
Even if Kansas City’s runners don’t steal, they are able to draw better pitches for their teammates.
One of these teams is going to win the World Series with plenty of holes in its rotation
Having three dominant relievers gives Kansas City a huge edge in the late innings, but it’s a difficult model to replicate.
The Royals manager gets second-guessed plenty; he’s also three wins from a world championship
Royals’ deeper bench might actually give them an advantage playing by National League rules
Kansas City’s decision to ride flame-throwing Yordano Ventura beyond 200 innings this season is not one every MLB team would have made.