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Fox Sports Kansas City plans marathon of Royals games on Christmas Day

You’ll be able to watch Game 1 of the World Series when Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon hit a solo homer in the ninth inning to tie the game.
You’ll be able to watch Game 1 of the World Series when Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon hit a solo homer in the ninth inning to tie the game. jtoyoshiba@kcstar.com

Here’s a Christmas present for Royals fans.

Fox Sports Kansas City is going to run a Royals marathon on Christmas Day. The network will show regular-season and World Series game from 2015 as well as the parade and celebration at Union Station. Fox Sports also will show a retrospective on the season.

The network said the regular-season games were edited to fit in a two-hour window, World Series games are three hours and the parade is 90 minutes.

Here is the lineup, with the fun to begin after many people would have opened their presents:

9 a.m.: July 12: Royals 11, Blue Jays 10 at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals had a 7-0 lead after five innings, fell behind and won it on Paulo Orlando’s homer in the eighth.

11 a.m.: Aug. 23: Royals 8, Red Sox 6 at Fenway Park: The Royals scored four times on six hits and a walk in the ninth inning and stunned Boston.

1 p.m.: Take The Crown retrospective with Ryan Lefebvre, Rex Hudler, Joel Goldberg and Jeff Montgomery.

2 p.m.: Sept. 24: Royals 10, Mariners 4 at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals rout the Mariners and won their first division title in 30 years.

Listen to Denny Matthews' call as the Kansas City Royals clinched the American League Central Division title with a 10-4 win over the Seattle Mariners. Audio courtesy of Royals Radio Network. Photos by The Kansas City Star.

4 p.m.: World Series Game 1: Royals 5, Mets 4 (14 inn.) at Kauffman Stadium. Alcides Escobar’s inside-the-park homer. Alex Gordon’s shot that tied it in the ninth. Eric Hosmer’s walk-off sacrifice fly. It was a classic.

7 p.m.: Take The Crown retrospective.

8 p.m.: World Series Game 5: Royals 7, Mets 2 (12 inn.) at Citi Field. Eric Hosmer’s mad dash to the plate tied it in the ninth inning. A five-run 12th inning was more than enough for Wade Davis to close out a World Series title.

Listen to Ryan Lefebvre's call of the final out of the 2015 World Series as the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets.

11 p.m.: Royals Victory Parade and Celebration.

Parade passes by 1800 block of Grand Blvd.

12:30 a.m.: Take The Crown retrospective

Curt Nelson, the director of the Royals Hall of Fame at Kauffman Stadium, also the caretaker of the team's 1985 and 2015 World Series trophies.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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