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Royals Break Out and Take Game 2 of the World Series

The Kansas City Royals’ bats were going quiet at the worst time. They had scored just five total runs in the previous three games, including one in their loss in Game 1 of the World Series.

But Ned Yost’s squad equaled that number in the sixth inning alone Tuesday night, powering out 10 hits in a 7-2 Game 2 win to even the series at 1-1 against the San Francisco Giants.

Tied at one game apiece, the Fall Classic now heads to San Francisco for Game 3 on Friday night. Jeremy Guthrie will take the bump for the Royals, while Tim Hudson starts for the Giants.

Each team has already displayed the ability to score in bunches. But considering Guthrie’s 2.31 ERA since the start of September and Hudson’s 13-to-0 strikeout-to-walk ratio this postseason, there’s a strong chance Game 3 develops into a pitcher’s duel.


Madison Bumgarner Chugged Six Beers During Giants Celebration [Video]

Madison Bumgarner keeps one-upping himself as the Giants progress in the postseason. After his team defeated the Cardinals to make the World Series last night, the San Francisco pitcher poured six beers on his face while another person made a cocktail by adding champagne into the mix. If the Giants win the World Series, Bumgarner might need to do a full on keg-stand.


Travis Ishikawa Walk Off Home Run Sends the Giants to the World Series [Video]

It will be the San Francisco Giants versus the Kansas City Royals in the 2014 World Series, in a showdown of the two teams to advance from the Wild Card game. San Francisco did it, again, in improbable fashion. This time by getting home runs, something they had not done the entire post season.

Travis Ishikawa, who had only two home runs in the regular season in limited action, but has been playing left field for most of the playoffs, provided the final piece to a postseason surge that has involved contributions from just about everyone.

At the rate the Giants and Royals are going, you should expect just about anything–as long as it involves late inning drama.

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The Kansas City Royals Are Going to the World Series

Yes, that headline is accurate. The Kansas City Royals are going to their first World Series since 1985 after beating Baltimore 2-1 on Wednesday to sweep the ALCS. Even more amazing? The Royals are a perfect 8-0 in the 2014 playoffs after facing elimination at the hands of Oakland numerous times in the Wild Card game. Eight straight wins to start a postseason is a baseball record.

ALCS - Baltimore Orioles v Kansas City Royals - Game Four

Kansas City wasn’t the longest shot — oddmakers slotted them around 33-to-1 to win the Series before the season began — but given the franchise’s futility over the last 29 years it feels much more improbable and all the sweeter for the team’s fans.

Greg Holland induced a routine groundout to third off the bat of J.J. Hardy for the final out. Holland saved all four games of the ALCS. The Royals bullpen was beyond impressive during the series, perhaps only trumped by the team’s defensive play in the outfield thanks to players like Lorenzo Cain.

Go Crazy Kansas City!


Giants Beat Cardinals on Walk Off Throwing Error; Former ‘Journey’ Frontman Steve Perry Loved It [Video]

The San Francisco Giants took a 2-1 lead in the NLCS vs. the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday thanks to small-ball powered 5-4 walk-off win in 10 innings. Cardinals reliever Randy Choate walked Brandon Crawford to start the bottom of the 10th. Juan Perez followed with a single. Gregor Blanco squared up to sacrifice bunt, however Choate threw the ball into right field allowing Crawford to score.

Former Journey frontman Steve Perry, who is apparently a big Giants fan attended the game at AT&T Park Tuesday and lip synced the band’s famed power ballad, Don’t Stop Believin’ during the eighth inning.

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George Brett is Super Excited as the Kansas City Royals Advance to the ALCS

The Kansas City Royals waited nearly three decades to return to the postseason. Now that they’re here, they want to stick around for a while.

Alex Gordon hit a bases-clearing double in the first inning, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas each homered and the wild-card Royals finished off a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels with an emphatic 8-3 victory Sunday night in the AL Division Series.

The picture above  sums up the last week for the Kansas City Royals.

[info Associated Press, image by TheBigLead]