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Replay: Tweets from Friday night's Royals-Cardinals game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Friday night’s Royals-Cardinals game for live stats and updates from Star sportswriters and editors. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Kansas City.


The St. Louis Cardinals: a scouting report

Friday night, the Royals start a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cards are 27-14 and lead their division; the Royals are 26-14 and lead theirs. It’s hard to sweep a team this good and, yes, I could be talking about either team.

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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.



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.