"That shows you the makeup of this club," said reliever Luke Hochevar, one of the longest-tenured Royals. "When you have really, really good talent combined with great makeup, that's the recipe."
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"It feels great. There's no other way to explain it," Hochevar said. "To experience it last year was unbelievable. To have the opportunity to come back and do it again is even better."
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