PHOENIX (AP) — Chip Hale spent 10 seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ organization, the final three as the major league third base coach. He also played at the University of Arizona and still lives in Tucson.

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Ned Yost has the revved-up Kansas City Royals on track for their first World Series trip in 29 years. Still, in his first postseason as a manager, every choice he’s made has been dissected – and, in many cases, flat-out destroyed.

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KANSAS CITY (Reuters) – The Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in a thrilling, 12-inning do-or-die Wild Card playoff on Tuesday to eke out a victory in their first postseason game for 29 years. Salvador Perez, who had twice failed to drive in runners on third base earlier in the game, pulled a two-out base hit past diving third baseman Josh Donaldson to score Christian Colon and end a nearly five-hour battle. …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rain had started to fall at Kauffman Stadium as the echoing roars finally faded into the night. Eric Hosmer popped out of the dugout one last time, looked to the sky and let it soak in.

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The Kansas City Royals advanced to the American League Division Series with a 9-8 12th inning marathon victory over the Oakland Athletics.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Wisconsin banker has returned a banner he stole from Royals Stadium during the 1985 World Series.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt is scheduled for surgery on his troublesome right foot Tuesday, while outfielder Brandon Moss is set for surgery on his right hip later this month.

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Ned Yost escaped with his job still intact Tuesday night, after his Kansas City Royals came back three times to beat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in 12 innings in the AL wild-card game . For a while, it didn’t look like Yost would be so lucky. He took out starting pitcher James Shields in the sixth inning, handing the ball to rookie flame-thrower Yordano Ventura to make his first career postseason appearance against A’s slugger Brandon Moss, who had launched a two-run homer earlier in the game . Taking out Shields was a questionable move to begin with, since he had only thrown 88 pitches. But bringing in Ventura, a starter who threw 73 pitches Sunday, was befuddling. The Royals had plenty of relievers Yost could call on, even other starters probably better suited for the moment.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason – nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball’s backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys.

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Matt Carpenter, whose bases-loaded double off Clayton Kershaw propelled St. Louis to victory in its NL Division Series opener, was a 13th-round draft pick signed for $1,000 five years ago.

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