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Royals will have to count on Butler in a pinch when series shifts to San Francisco

When the World Series shifts to San Francisco on Friday, Royals designated hitter Billy Butler will be consigned to the bench and confined to a role as a pinch-hitter because the three games at AT&T Park will be played by National League rules and without a DH. Butler, who has had to deal with the situation at National League parks in interleague play throughout is career, said he’ll be ready for the role.

Game one: The Royals’ formula breaks down

The Royals’ recent success has been based on pitching, defense and just enough offense. In game one of the World Series, Royals fans saw what happens when that formula breaks down and Kansas City lost 7-1 to the San Francisco Giants.

Game one: The Royals’ formula breaks down

The Royals’ recent success has been based on pitching, defense and just enough offense. In game one of the World Series, Royals fans saw what happens when that formula breaks down and Kansas City lost 7-1 to the San Francisco Giants.

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Royals must rediscover momentum, moxie and magic

If nothing else, these Royals have proved themselves to be fantastically resilient. And in the list of holes they’ve played themselves out of, a 7-1 loss to the Giants in the first game of the World Series on Tuesday would not even earn a medal. But the Royals shouldn’t kid themselves either.

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Royals live: Updates from game two of the World Series

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Wednesday night’s game two of the World Series, pitting the Royals against the San Francisco Giants, for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other sportswriters and editors. First pitch is set for 7:07 p.m. The Fox network (WDAF, Channel 4 in Kansas City) will televise the game.

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Lee Jeans calls for KC to send Levi’s back to San Francisco

Lee Jeans, which calls Kansas City home, is asking people to show their support for the Royals Wednesday by ditching their pants made by Levi Strauss & Co., which calls San Francisco home. Jeans donated in Kansas City will be sent to homeless shelters in San Francisco. Meanwhile, people who drop off a pair of jeans, no matter what the brand, will receive a coupon for 85 percent off of one item on Lee.com in honor of the Royals 1985 World Series win.

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Videos: Highlights, reaction to Royals’ 7-1 loss in World Series game one

After rolling through the wild-card game, the Ameican League Division Series and the American League Championship Series without a loss, the Kansas City Royals fell back to earth Tuesday in game one of the World Series, losing 7-1 to the San Francisco Giants. The Star’s videographers were on hand, and CineSport provides highlights from the game.