KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The latest on the American League Championship Series between the Blue Jays and Royals, which began Friday night in Kansas City (all times local):
Royals manager Ned Yost wishes he had listened a bit more to John Gibbons when his Toronto counterpart was on his staff a few years ago.
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Maybe he'd have learned something to help the Royals in the ALCS.
After Gibbons was fired by the Blue Jays in 2008 in his first go-around as their manager, he was hired that October by then-Royals manager Trey Hillman as a bench coach. Gibbons stuck around when Hillman was fired in May 2010, working for Yost through the 2011 season.
Asked about those years together, Yost acknowledged before Game 1 on Friday: ''I didn't take full advantage of Gibby when he was here. At the time I was still a little on the hard-headed side and managed the game all by myself.''
Gibbons said he harbors no ill will over their time together.