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Pennant-Winning Photos: The Final Out!

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ALCS Game 3 Trivia

Game 3 of the ALCS is just a few hours away…Jeremy Guthrie will take the hill in his first postseason start.  Here are a few notes about Jeremy’s outing:

  • At 35 years, 189 days old, Jeremy will become the oldest Royal to start a postseason game, passing the late Paul Splittorff, who made his final postseason start on October 10, 1980 at Yankee Stadium (Game 3 – ALCS) at 34 years, 2 days.
  • Guthrie is also the oldest starting pitcher to make his postseason debut since former Mets righty Steve Trachsel (35 years, 341 days) did it in Game 3 of the 2006 National League Division Series vs. the Dodgers (Oct. 7).
  • A native of Ashland in southern Oregon, Jeremy is the seventh pitcher from The Beaver State to start a postseason game and the first since Jim Rooker, who started for Pittsburgh in Game 5 of the 1979 World Series…Guthrie looks to become the first Oregonian to start and win a postseason game since Mickey Lolich earned victories in Games 2, 5 and 7 of the 1968 World Series for Detroit.

ALCS Game 3 Postponed

Monday’s game has been postponed.  Here’s the release from Major League Baseball:

Game Three of the American League Championship Series between the host Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles has been postponed due to inclement weather and the forecast for rainfall throughout the remainder of the day.
Policy during the Postseason is to use the game ticket marked with the number of the game actually being played at a given ballpark.  Thus, ALCS Game Three tickets can now be redeemed on Tuesday, which will have an 8:07 p.m. (ET)/7:07 p.m. (CT) start.  Game Four tickets can be used on Wednesday (first pitch: 4:07 p.m. ET/3:07 p.m. CT), while Game Five tickets can be redeemed on Thursday.  First pitch of Thursday’s Game Five of the 2014 ALCS has been set for 4:07 p.m. (ET)/3:07 p.m. (CT).

ALCS Gameday Information

The Royals return to KC with a 2-0 lead in the best of seven series.  Here’s info to help you if you are attending this week in KC:

Championship Series Game 3- Monday, October 13th @ 7:07 PM CT
•     Please use ticket marked – ALCS HOME GAME 1
•     Stadium gates will open at 5:00pm CT (2 hours prior to game time)
•     Parking gates will open at 2:00pm CT (5 hours prior to game time)

Championship Series Game 4- Tuesday, October 14th @ 7:07 pm CT
•     Please use ticket marked – ALCS HOME GAME 2
•     Stadium gates will open at 5:00pm CT (2 hours prior to game time)
•     Parking gates will open at 2:00pm CT (5 hours prior to game time)
Championship Series Game 5*- Wednesday, October 15th @ 3:07 pm CT
•     Please use ticket marked – ALCS HOME GAME 3
•     Stadium gates will open at 1:00pm CT (2 hours prior to game time)
•     Parking gates will open at 10:00am CT (5 hours prior to game time)

*If necessary.

ALCS Game 1: Gordo and Moose deliver in the 10th

Another postseason game, another extra-innings thriller!  Alex Gordon hit a clutch homer in the 10th and Mike Moustakas followed with a two-run shot as the Royals won 8-6 on Friday!

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Photos: Thursday’s media session, workout in Baltimore

The Royals took part in an off day media session and workout today at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.  Below – Nori Aoki and Mike Moustakas answer questions; Lorenzo Cain and Salvador Perez share a laugh; Perez does his pitching imitation.

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Photos: Dozier off to quick start in Arizona Fall League

While the Royals are getting ready to play Baltimore in the ALCS, several Royals prospects are busy in Arizona with Instructional League and the Arizona Fall League.

2013 first-round pick Hunter Dozier started the Fall League season by winning the Bowman Hitting Challenge, which combines multiple aspects of hitting.

Dozier also helped Peoria win its first game of the fall on Tuesday night (5-4).  He had two hits and two RBI, with Bubba Starling adding a hit and two runs.

Thanks to Arizona-based photographer Lee Magenheim, who shared photos of Dozier in the Hitting Challenge.

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Royals are bound for Baltimore!

Here’s the scene at Kauffman Stadium earlier today as the Royals boarded buses to the airport.  They’ll be in Baltimore tonight, have a workout tomorrow and play game one on Friday at 7:07 Central (TBS)!

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Ned Yost media session: October 7, 2014

The Royals enjoyed an off day on Monday after finishing the American League Division Series on Sunday.  Today, they were back at it with a workout at Kauffman Stadium.

Media members asked Manager Ned Yost which way he was leaning on using Danny Duffy or Jeremy Guthrie in the rotation for the ALCS.  Yost said that he was leaning, but did not indicate his thoughts at this time.  Guthrie threw a simulated game after the workout.

Yost talked about how his players are relishing the big stage and big crowds.  Earlier in the year, media members had mentioned that the Royals record in front of large crowds was under .500.

Photos: Royals win, 8-3! On to the ALCS!

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