Posts Tagged Kansas City

Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Greg Holland and catcher Salvador Perez celebrate after the Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum )

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.

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Ishikawa’s 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Daniel Descalso, left, and San Francisco Giants' Travis Ishikawa watch Ishikawa's game-winning home run in the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball's NL Championship Series, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-3, and advanced to the World Series. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randy Pench)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After three years away with four different teams, Travis Ishikawa landed himself a second chance with San Francisco right where he so wanted to be.

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Ishikawa’s 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

San Francisco Giants' Travis Ishikawa reacts after hitting a walk-off three-run home run during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-3 to advance to the World Series.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It was the Shot That Shook the Bay.

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Royals headed to World Series after ALCS sweep

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Greg Holland and catcher Salvador Perez celebrate after defeating against the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When the final out was made on another improbable night, and the Kansas City Royals were headed back to the World Series, Ned Yost stood in the dugout and watched.

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Orioles swept out of ALCS with 2-1 loss to Royals

Kansas City Royals' Norichika Aoki (23) is cogradulated by Billy Butler (16) and Alex Gordon (4) after scoring as Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez walks back to the mound during the first inning of Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles filed slowly back to the visiting clubhouse Wednesday night, the mood somber. Their season had ended abruptly at the hands of the Kansas City Royals, yet there wasn’t a feeling of anger or disappointment.

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