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Here’s how the Royals did against the Giants this season

The Royals’ Salvador Perez celebrated his two-run home run in the fourth inning in front of San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac on August 10, 2014, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
The Royals’ Salvador Perez celebrated his two-run home run in the fourth inning in front of San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac on August 10, 2014, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Star

The Royals and Giants start the World Series on Tuesday at Kauffman, a place where the Giants didn’t have much fun on their last trip.

This is the second time this year that the San Francisco Giants arrive in Kansas City to face a Royals team on a hot streak.

The series happened when Kansas City was in the midst of its hottest stretch of the season: From July 22 to Aug. 23, the Royals went 24-6.

When the Giants arrived, the Royals were on a four-game winning streak (that began with a win over Oakland), and the Royals would win four more before the streak was over.

The Royals retook first place in the AL Central the night after the Giants series ended with a 3-2 win over the A’s.

Here’s a look at The Star’s coverage during the Royals’ three-game sweep over the Giants in early August in Kansas City.

Aug. 8: Billy Butler, bullpen keep KC Royals rolling in 4-2 win over Giants

▪ Royals reliever Greg Holland hits a milestone

▪ Vahe Gregorian: Resurgent Royals now face to face with challenge of contention

▪ Lee Judge: Why Billy Butler should not have been thrown out at third base

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Aug. 9: On Nebraska Night at Kauffman Stadium, ex-Husker Alex Gordon homers as Royals beat Giants 5-0

▪ Like Royals, reliever Jason Frasor looks to end postseason drought

▪ Sam Mellinger: Royals have bigger goal than a wild-card berth

▪ Lee Judge: Are the Royals a legitimate playoff team?

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Aug. 10: Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez go deep as Royals sweep Giants with 7-4 victory

▪ Jarrod Dyson leads base-running parade as Royals speed past Giants

▪ Sam Mellinger: You want crazy? The Royals are giving you crazy

▪ Lee Judge: Focused on winning today, the Royals are 10 games over .500

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