The Royals received clutch home runs from Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer in Anaheim. Moose hit the first extra-innings home run in Royals history on Thursday, with Hoz following up in the 11th inning on Friday, making the Royals the first club to ever win three consecutive extra-inning games in the postseason. We’ll see you on Sunday at The K for an exciting Game 3!!!
Team photographer Chris Vleisides sent over many great photos from Game 2 of the ALDS. We noticed this one of Brandon Finnegan taking in the scene during before the game. Little did we know at the time that Finnegan would make history a few hours later as the first Royals rookie pitcher to earn a win in a playoff game. He tossed a scoreless 10th, with the Royals scoring three in the 11th to take a 4-1 lead. Finnegan is also the youngest Royal to win a postseason game, just a few days younger than Bret Saberhagen was for Game 3 of the 1985 World Series.
The Royals have announced gate times and parking information for the American League Division Series game against the Los Angeles Angels at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, October 5. First pitch is scheduled for 6:37 p.m.
Tollgates to the Truman Sports Complex will open at 1 p.m. Please note that parking will be $15, and guests must pay in cash. Parking for RVs and buses will be $25 cash.
There will be no parking upgrades available for sale at the tollgates throughout the 2014 Postseason. The Royals are encouraging fans to arrive early to help reduce traffic congestion at Kauffman Stadium.
Gates to Kauffman Stadium will open at 4:30 p.m. Fans will need to present a ticket labeled 2014 ALDS Home Game #1 for admittance.
Guests may call the Royals Gameday Assistance Hotline at (816) 504-4040, option 5, beginning at 11 a.m. until 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game for questions or assistance.
In anticipation for possible American League Championship Series games at Kauffman Stadium, the Kansas City Royals have announced that tickets for potential ALCS games will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 3.
A limited number of tickets for individual ALCS match-ups that may take place at Kauffman Stadium will be available for sale beginning at 10 a.m. The Royals anticipate that tickets will sell out quickly and will be available for purchase online only at http://www.royals.com/postseason.
Please note that fans may order up to four tickets based on availability. Specific dates and game times will be announced at a later date.
In the event that a game is not necessary and, therefore, not played, all single-game purchases for that game will be refunded to the card on which they were purchased. No refunds will be issued for played games for any reason. The ticket holder will also receive a refund of the per ticket convenience fee.
However, per order processing/shipping and handling fees are non-refundable.
Please note that ticket pricing for all playoff rounds will vary, and all prices are set in conjunction with Major League Baseball. As previously announced, Royals season ticket holders have already be given the opportunity to purchase tickets for all potential playoff games.
The Royals have announced their 25-man roster for the American League Division Series:
Pitchers (11): Tim Collins, Wade Davis, Danny Duffy, Brandon Finnegan, Jason Frasor, Jeremy Guthrie, Kelvin Herrera, Greg Holland, James Shields, Jason Vargas, Yordano Ventura
Catchers (2): Erik Kratz, Salvador Perez
Infielders (6): Billy Butler, Christian Colon, Alcides Escobar, Eric Hosmer, Omar Infante, Mike Moustakas
Outfielders (6): Nori Aoki, Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson, Alex Gordon, Terrance Gore, Josh Willingham