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10/4/2015 | All signs point to Ventura as KC's ALDS Game 1 starter

In the aftermath of Sunday's 6-1 win over the Twins at Target Field that secured home-field advantage throughout the postseason in the American League, Royals manager Ned Yost wasn't revealing his starter for Game 1 of the AL Division Series. That decision likely won't come until Tuesday or Wednesday. But the choice likely won't be a shocker.

10/4/2015 | AL road to the World Series runs through KC

The Royals captured home-field advantage throughout the postseason in the American League with their 6-1 win over the Twins on Sunday at Target Field. That edge could prove crucial over the coming weeks.

10/4/2015 | Royals clinch home-field advantage in AL

With a 6-1 victory over the Twins on Sunday, the Royals officially clinched the American League's best record, giving them home-field advantage throughout the postseason. The Royals are now off until Thursday, when they will open the best-of-five American League Division Series at home against the winner of the AL Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser. The Wild Card Game will be played between the Astros and Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.

10/4/2015 | Cain a late scratch to rest ailing knee

Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain was a late scratch from the lineup because of a bruised knee before Sunday's 6-1 win over the Twins at Target Field. But both Cain and manager Ned Yost said the center fielder would be ready to go for Thursday's Game 1 of the American League Division Series.

10/4/2015 | What's at stake in #Game162

Today we get a season finale like no other, and it is anything but regular. In a first-of-its-kind simultaneous set of cliffhangers, every team with uncertain postseason possibilities began playing at 3 p.m. ET, leading up to a flurry of dramatic walk-offs or precious final outs.

10/3/2015 | Cueto, Royals continue push for AL's top seed

With the Twins out of postseason contention, the most important thing riding on Sunday's regular-season finale is home-field advantage for the Royals throughout the American League postseason.

10/3/2015 | Cain puts Royals in line for decisive 4-run 7th

On the biggest play of the Royals' 5-1 win over the Twins on Saturday, Lorenzo Cain actually reminded himself he better steer to the right as he ran toward first base.

10/3/2015 | Ventura excels in final tuneup for postseason

As gear-ups for the postseason go, you won't find much better than Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura's in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Twins.

10/3/2015 | Royals gain lead in home-field race, eliminate Twins

The Twins were officially eliminated from postseason contention with a 5-1 loss to the Royals at Target Field. A Lorenzo Cain roller up the first-base line plated the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and prolonged an ugly frame that effectively ended Minnesota's season.

10/3/2015 | Madson answers call with key double-play ball

Royals manager Ned Yost really didn't want to do it. He didn't want to have to use reliever Ryan Madson again.

10/2/2015 | Young delivers another gutsy start for Royals

Again, Royals right-hander Chris Young put his focus on baseball, though with a heavy heart. And again, Young came through -- firing 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball in the Royals' 3-1 win over the Twins on Friday night at Target Field.

10/2/2015 | Royals top Twins, keep pace in home-field chase

The Royals dealt the Twins a critical blow to their postseason chances, as Ben Zobrist connected on a go-ahead RBI double in the eighth in a 3-1 win on Friday night at Target Field.

10/2/2015 | Royals aim to balance rest with performance

Royals manager Ned Yost finds himself in a tough spot this weekend. He would like to rest some of his banged-up players, but Yost also has to respect the fact that other teams are fighting the Twins for the second Wild Card spot.

10/2/2015 | Twins looking to keep their postseason hopes alive

With the Twins clinging to their postseason hopes by a thread, left-hander Tommy Milone gets the ball for the middle game of a crucial series with the Royals on Saturday at Target Field.

10/2/2015 | Twins, Royals open critical final series

The Twins' postseason hopes are on the line in a pivotal three-game series against the American League Central champion Royals that begins Friday night at Target Field.

10/1/2015 | Medlen strong in potential postseason tuneup

For three innings against the White Sox on Thursday night, Royals right-hander Kris Medlen looked a bit too much like the last time he took the mound -- six runs in fewer than four innings against Cleveland.

10/1/2015 | Kendrys, Salvy ruled day to day with injuries

Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales left Thursday night's game against the White Sox in the fifth inning with tightness in his left quad.

10/1/2015 | Young returns to Royals following dad's death

Right-hander Chris Young returned to the Royals earlier this week after flying home to Dallas on Sunday to be with his family following the death of his father, Charles, who passed away on Saturday.

10/1/2015 | Oregon shootings 'hit home' for Guthrie

The horrific shootings on Thursday in Roseburg, Ore., touched Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie in a deeply personal way: Guthrie grew up in Roseburg, spending the first 12 years of his life there.

10/1/2015 | Royals win series to even AL home-field race

Right-hander Kris Medlen likely solidified his postseason rotation spot with six solid innings, and Jonny Gomes drove in three runs as the Royals held off the White Sox for a 6-4 win on a chilly Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field.

10/1/2015 | Hosmer's blast in extra frames rescues 'pen

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer and manager Ned Yost both had the same feeling when Hosmer roped a liner toward the right-field wall in the 10th inning on Wednesday night -- a two-run homer that produced a 5-3 win at U.S. Cellular Field.