Royals clinch first winning season in 10 years, but have sights much higher

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The significance of win No. 82 is mostly an afterthought now. The Royals, in the heat of a playoff chase, don't have time to sit back and offer perspective on what it's like to secure the team's first winning season in 10 years. The Royals clinched a winning season with a 4-0 victory over Texas on Sunday. "It's the furthest thing from my mind...
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September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: May 22nd, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  MAY 22, 2002 GAME 44 - ROYALS AT ANGELS ANAHEIM – It would have been completely understandable had the Angels lost Wednesday night's game to the Kansas City Royals. After all, a team can't win every night.  And besides, they had fallen behind 5-0 to the best pitcher no one's heard of in Royals starter Paul Byrd...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana Making Meatball History

Within the drama of the pennant races and playoff chases exists a more morbid pursuit. Towards the end of the season, I always like to rummage through our vast chasm of data to see if there are players that have a chance to be historically bad in any particular category. Maybe it’s because I typically root for teams that play below .500 baseball, but I have an appreciation for...
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September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Prospectus Hit and Run: Sizzling Starts by Jay Jaffe

The Dodgers, who bolted out of the gate by winning nine of their first 10 games, are off to the hottest start in the majors. They're not exactly steamrolling opponents; five of those wins were by a single run, including a pair of walk-off wins on Friday and Sunday. The offense, while ranking second in the league in scoring at 5.0 runs per game through Monday, is essentially...
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April 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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