10/8/2015 | Astros back McHugh to take Game 1 in KC
Right-hander Collin McHugh tossed six strong innings, and George Springer and Colby Rasmus each homered as the Astros stunned last year's American League pennant-winning Royals, 5-2, at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday night in Game 1 of the AL Division Series.
10/8/2015 | Morales in Royals record books with 2-HR Game 1
With two solo homers against Astros right-hander Collin McHugh in Thursday night's 5-2 loss in Game 1 of the American League Division Series, Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales became the third player in franchise history to record a multihomer game in the postseason.
10/8/2015 | Zobrist's wife sings anthem at ALDS Game 1
Julianna Zobrist has performed the national anthem several times throughout her husband Ben's baseball career, which means two things: She's an extremely gifted singer whose presence is welcomed before big games, and, judging by the path Ben Zobrist's career has taken him in the last couple of years, she's used to belting it out in new, and maybe unfamiliar, surroundings.
10/8/2015 | Ventura likely to start a potential Game 4
Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura was going to be an option for a potential Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Astros on Monday, and with a start shortened by rain in Thursday night's 5-2 Game 1 loss, it almost guarantees he'll get it.
10/8/2015 | Cueto's struggles with Royals put firmly in the past
When the Royals acquired Johnny Cueto from the Reds on July 26, they figured they were getting a surefire ace they could lean on down the stretch and into the postseason. But it didn't quite work out that way, as the right-hander uncharacteristically struggled, going 4-7 with a 4.76 ERA in 13 starts with Kansas City.
10/8/2015 | Cuthbert, pitching trio staying warm in Arizona
The Royals sent four players from their expanded September roster to their spring complex in Surprise, Ariz., in order for them to keep playing games in case of a sudden need in the American League Division Series.
10/8/2015 | Astros, Royals lineups for Game 1 of ALDS
The starting lineups for Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Astros and Royals.
10/8/2015 | Oct. 8 Johnny Cueto pregame interview
10/8/2015 | Royals opt for Gore's speed for ALDS roster
The Royals' roster for the American League Division Series was finalized this morning, with the only real roster battle being between outfielders Jonny Gomes and Terrance Gore. The Royals chose the electrifying speed of Gore over Gomes' bat.
10/7/2015 | Royals riding best clutch season into October
The Royals don't walk, and they don't hit homers. Overall, they're barely an average offense. But somehow they scored the seventh-most runs in baseball. How did they do it? A fantastic display of clutch hitting.
10/7/2015 | Greater expectations: KC back in hunt
The Kansas City Royals will tell you that the difference between 2014 and 2015 hasn't been all that much. Yes, the expectations have risen dramatically. But the game hasn't changed, nor has the Royals' approach to it, writes columnist Mike Bauman.
10/7/2015 | Three keys for Royals' success vs. Astros
There certainly are similarities between the Astros and the Royals as the teams prepare to square off tonight in Game 1 of the American League Division Series at 6:37 p.m. CT at Kauffman Stadium.
10/7/2015 | Royals set for action despite bumps, bruises
Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain is nursing a bone bruise and Kendrys Morales has a sore quad muscle. But manager Ned Yost said his club is healthy enough.
10/7/2015 | Rios savors first postseason taste with Royals
As a free agent following the 2014 season, veteran right fielder Alex Rios' top priority was to sign with a contending team.
10/7/2015 | Ventura confident for rematch against Astros
Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura went through the full gamut of emotions in 2015.
10/7/2015 | ALDS position-by-position: Astros-Royals
In this American League Division Series matchup that begins at 7:30 ET tonight at Kauffman Stadium and on FS1, the only thing standing in the way of the Astros continuing their wild rise and ride is a Royals team looking to build off 2014's triumphs Here's a position-by-position breakdown.
10/7/2015 | Astros-Royals matchup chock-full of similarities
The Houston Astros, having advanced to the ALDS by winning their first postseason game in a decade, will meet a Kansas City Royals team that went through a similar experience last season. The best-of-five series will start tonight at Kauffman Stadium, with Astros 19-game winner Collin McHugh facing KC fireballer Yordano Ventura.
10/6/2015 | A look at the Royals' likely roster for ALDS
The Royals won't have to set their roster for the American League Division Series until Thursday. But almost all of the positions seem set it stone.
10/6/2015 | Royals tab Ventura to start Game 1 of ALDS
The Royals announced their first three starters for the American League Division Series on Tuesday, with right-hander Yordano Ventura getting the ball in Game 1.
10/5/2015 | 5 reasons Royals will win Fall Classic
Way back in Spring Training, manager Ned Yost marveled at the focus of his 2015 Royals.
10/5/2015 | KC's Davis, Toronto's Price: A haunting history
Good baseball buddies stick together through thick and thin. Royals reliever Wade Davis and Blue Jays starter David Price became good friends when they both came up through the Rays' system. They roomed together in Double-A and Triple-A.
10/5/2015 | Division Series start times set through Sunday
Major League Baseball on Monday announced the start times for Division Series games through Sunday. FS1 and MLB Network will exclusively televise all American League Division Series games, while TBS will exclusively telecast all National League Division Series games. All postseason games will be telecast in Canada by Sportsnet.
10/5/2015 | Constructing a winner: Royals
Here's a look at how the Kansas City Royals used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.
10/5/2015 | Moore builds Royals for another October run
MLB.com sits down for a question-and-answer session with Royals general manager Dayton Moore before the club opens Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the winner of Tuesday's AL Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser between the Yankees and Astros.
10/5/2015 | 5 things that changed the season for Royals
On the heels of the Royals' magical 2014 postseason run to Game 7 of the World Series, this year's version of the Royals ran into many speed bumps.
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