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Edinson Volquez encouraged by his ‘best’ outing of the spring

Kansas City pitcher Edinson Volquez struck out eight Cubs in five innings of two-run baseball in a 7-0 loss to the Cubs on Sunday at Surprise Stadium. “I think it was the best one of the whole spring training,” Volquez said.

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Danny Duffy gives up four runs but offense comes through for Royals in 10-5 victory

A pair of two-run home runs sullied the pitching line of Royals southpaw Danny Duffy and snapped a streak of impressive outings from Kansas City pitchers in a 10-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Duffy gave up four runs in five innings.

Mike Moustakas bunts and the game evolves

If you’re a Royals fan you probably saw Mike Moustakas lose a number of hits last season when he pulled a baseball to the right side of the field, directly into an overloaded infield shift. This season Royals fans may see something different.

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Becoming Yordano: A journey to the launch point of the Royals’ rocket arm

Yordano Ventura quit school at 14 and was working construction until his big break: a tryout that led to a spot in the Kansas City Royals’ academy in the Dominican Republic. But even after making the major leagues and pitching in the World Series, Ventura wouldn’t live anywhere else than Las Terrenas, his hometown, where he trained on the beach and swam in the ocean.

 

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Could Alex Gordon have scored in the World Series? Watch our re-enactment of the play

The decision to stop the Royals’ Alex Gordon at third base in the most pressure-packed moment baseball can provide — bottom of the ninth, two outs, home team trailing by one run in the seventh game of the World Series — stands as perhaps the greatest what-if moment in Kansas City sports history. So, with the help of the Rockhurst University baseball team, we re-enacted the play and captured in photo and video what might have happened if Gordon kept running.