Kansas City Royals

Jeff Chiu/AP file photoTim Lincecum has played key roles in the Giants' 2010 and 2012 World Series runs

Giants' Lincecum waits for his chance during this postseason run

Tim Lincecum walked silently through the bustling clubhouse before Saturday's workout and…

Jeff Chiu/AP file photoTim Lincecum has played key roles in the Giants' 2010 and 2012 World Series runs
Matt Slocum/AP file photoWade Davis' failure as a starter with the Royals has led to him becoming one of the top relievers in baseball.

Royals' bullpen is a three-headed monster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when…

Matt Slocum/AP file photoWade Davis' failure as a starter with the Royals has led to him becoming one of the top relievers in baseball.
AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

World Series: Seasoned Giants vs fresh Royals

Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect…

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Michael Conroy/AP file photoLorenzo Cain and the Royals have been sizzling in the playoffs

Small-ball Royals ready for experienced Giants in World Series

Lorenzo Cain gearing up to run on Buster Posey. Pablo Sandoval trying…

Michael Conroy/AP file photoLorenzo Cain and the Royals have been sizzling in the playoffs
Charlie Riedel/APGreg Holland

Royals complete sweep of Orioles, advance to World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Crown these Royals the American League champions. After…

Charlie Riedel/APGreg Holland
Travis Heying/APEric Hosmer is surrounded by his Royals teammates after Kansas City swept the Angels to advance to the AL Championship Series.

Royals complete sweep of Angels, advance to ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Almost an hour had passed, and the postgame…

Travis Heying/APEric Hosmer is surrounded by his Royals teammates after Kansas City swept the Angels to advance to the AL Championship Series.
Gregory Bull/AP file photoWhile Eric Hosmer's home run Friday was the decisive blow

Running Royals could knock out Angels

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals, that scrappy run-run-run team…

Gregory Bull/AP file photoWhile Eric Hosmer's home run Friday was the decisive blow
AP photoA's pitcher Jon Lester will have his 12th start and 14th postseason appearance tonight against the Royals.

A’s Lester, Royals’ Shields in AL wild-card focus

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals made one of the…

AP photoA's pitcher Jon Lester will have his 12th start and 14th postseason appearance tonight against the Royals.
Jeff Roberson/APThe A's Eric Sogard

A's blow lead, fall to Royals in wild-card game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Oakland Athletics stumbled their way through a…

Jeff Roberson/APThe A's Eric Sogard
LM Otero/AP file photoGeovany Soto is behind the plate for the A's to catch for Jon Lester in Tuesday's AL wild-card game.

Soto gets call at catcher for A's wild-card game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto…

LM Otero/AP file photoGeovany Soto is behind the plate for the A's to catch for Jon Lester in Tuesday's AL wild-card game.
Charlie Riedel/APA’s lefty Scott Kazmir (26)

A’s shut down by Vargas in 3-0 loss to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Josh Donaldson managed to rope a double off…

Charlie Riedel/APA’s lefty Scott Kazmir (26)
Charlie Riedel/APWith six strong innings

Lester leads Athletics past Royals, 11-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jon Lester pitched six strong innings and Josh…

Charlie Riedel/APWith six strong innings
Charlie Riedel/APOakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray threw well in a losing effort to the Kansas City Royals on Monday.

A’s muster 3 hits, fall short in 3-2 loss to KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A’s right fielder Josh Reddick plucked the ball…

Charlie Riedel/APOakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray threw well in a losing effort to the Kansas City Royals on Monday.
AP Photo/Colin E. BraleyKansas City Royals' Norichika Aoki

Gordon, Perez homer, Royals beat Giants 7-4

Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez each homered and Danny Duffy pitched into…

AP Photo/Colin E. BraleyKansas City Royals' Norichika Aoki
Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.

A’s fall, but Kazmir solid once again

Yordano Ventura struck out six in 4¹⁄³innings and Salvador Perez hit a…

Carlos Osorio/APA’s starting pitcher Jesse Chavez takes his hat off after being relieved in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s loss in Detroit.
Guillermo Mota

Former Giant Guillermo Mota retires after 14 seasons

Reliever Guillermo Mota has announced he is retiring after 14 seasons in…

Guillermo Mota