Royals Ascend; Giants Capitalize Again

The Kansas City Royals are the champions of the American League. No, that's not a misprint. Kansas City won their first AL pennant since 1985 when they completed the sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. The San Francisco Giants, who have won two World Series since 2010, are one win away from joining the Royals with their win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Four of the NLCS.

Cards Throw One Away, Royals Move Closer

The San Francisco Giants keep finding different ways to score runs, while the Kansas City Royals have used a tried-and-true formula to close out games. Both ways led to wins on Tuesday, as the Giants took a 2-1 series lead over the St. Louis Cardinals and the Royals grabbed a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Baltimore Orioles.

Royals Relentless, Bumgarner Flawless

The Kansas City Royals' magical run through the post-season continued on Saturday with yet another late-inning rally for a win over the Baltimore Orioles. The San Francisco Giants' road dominance also continued, as Madison Bumgarner led a shutout win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

ALCS: Gordon, Royals Extra Special In Game 1

The Kansas City Royals are making the most of their first post-season appearance since 1985. With their 8-6 win in Game One of the American League Championship Series, the Royals won their fifth straight post-season game and won for the fourth time this post-season in extra-innings. Three of those extra-inning wins have come on the road.

Royals vs. Orioles ALCS Preview

On Friday night, dreams will be one step closer to reality for the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles. Two proud franchises who have fallen on hard times have reversed their fortunes to square off against each other in the American League Championship Series. While both the Royals and Orioles were sexy picks to make the postseason, nobody predicted they would meet each other in the ALCS.

MLB Playoff Recap: AL Upstarts Advance

The American League Championship Series will have a Cinderella feel to it, as two underdogs advanced out of the divisional round. The Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles each finished off surprising sweeps on Sunday.

MLB Playoff Recap: Aces Down

Several aces were on the mound on Friday, but none pitched up to their reputations on a day that featured a full slate of playoff baseball. Clayton Kershaw, Adam Wainwright, Justin Verlander and Stephen Strasburg all had disappointing outings. We rundown the day’s action.

Lining Up the Lineups: Tigers vs. Orioles

In the second of the two-part series previewing the Baltimore vs. Detroit ALDS matchup, we look at the position players. Each lineup features a few peak performers and a few question marks, leaving the two clubs relatively close in offensive productivity. But while they may be equal in run production, they’re quite different when it comes to their contribution to run prevention.

Stacking Up the Staffs: Orioles vs. Tigers

To preview the upcoming American League Division series, we’ll take quick looks at the pitching staffs and lineups and see how they stack up. First up, while no one can compare to having the three most recent Cy Young winners in their rotation, the Orioles group has its own strengths, especially in the back of the bullpen.

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