Posts Tagged MLB Playoffs

Giants have every-other-October pattern down pat

San Francisco Giants' Tim Hudson celebrates in the locker room after 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) — There’s a tune Tim Flannery once sung that he finds perfectly fitting to describe how his San Francisco Giants get the most out of themselves in the postseason.

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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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Royals hold off Orioles 2-1, finish 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) — James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. Ned Yost finally allowed himself to smile.

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Hits and errors: A daily look at MLB postseason

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Greg Holland is congratulated by Salvador Perez following Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 2-1 and lead the series 3-0. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum )

After all these years, one more win. That’s how close the Kansas City Royals are to reaching the World Series.

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