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Trade for 'Big Game James' spurred Royals to turnaround

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The moment Alex Gordon knew the Kansas City Royals were serious about winning can be traced to a cold December day when his wife heard they had traded for James Shields. The franchise had long suffered through a forgettable cast of starting pitchers, from Jay Witasick to Darrell May to Runelvys Hernandez. Hot prospects flamed out. Free agents fizzled. And every...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–August 15, 2002

2006: Mark Teahen belted a two-run home run in the sixth inning, giving the Royals the lead for good in a 4-2 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.Immediately following the White Sox tying the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth, Mark Grudzielanek started the sixth with a single off Chicago starter Javier Vazquez. Teahen followed with his 14th home run of the...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History: March 31, 2003

2003: The Royals kicked off the 2003 season with a thrilling 3-0 win over the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. Starter Runelvys Hernandez, who had won manager Tony Peña’s coin flip for the Opening Day assignment over Jeremy Affeldt, looked like an ace as he pitched six scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and one walk while striking out five. On offense, the Royals...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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