Could Royals get Bumgarner-ed?

The Royals face Astros’ Game 1 starter Collin McHugh in the decisive fifth game of the ALDS, but could Astros manager A.J. Hinch pull off a ploy similar to the Giants last year with his star pitcher Dallas Keuchel? The Giants used Madison Bumgarner in relief on short rest and it was enough to win the game and series.

What to watch for in the Democratic debate

Without the crowd on stage that the GOP produced and the antics of a celebrity frontrunner, five Democratic presidential hopefuls will debate tonight at a Las Vegas hotel for a CNN television audience. It remains to be seen how many viewers will feel the urgency to tune in.

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The night Kansas City baseball came back to life

The 2014 AL Wild Card game transformed Royals’ franchise and set the stage for 2015 division title

Royals trailed by four with six outs to go and became first playoff team to steal seven bases in a game

Here’s the inside story of how the Royals pulled off one of baseball’s greatest playoff rallies

The Star's Andy McCullough and Vahe Gregorian discuss the deciding game of the Royals-Astros AL Division Series, which will be at 7 Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium (TV: FS1). Johnny Cueto starts for the Royals and has been inconsistent and the Astros have to bounce back from a deflating loss in Game 4.