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  • Los Reales pasan de hazmerreír a ganadores

    Los Reales pasan de hazmerreír a ganadores
    Después de poner fin a una tortuosa sequía de 29 años sin ir a la postemporada, los Reales de Kansas City están viviendo el cuento de hadas de "Cenicienta" y acaparando la atención del béisbol con su impresionante e inesperado desempeño en el mes de...
  • Old-school Royals doing it with speed, defense

     Old-school Royals doing it with speed, defense
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Any Royals player saying the American League Championship Series will not go back to Baltimore would have come as a surprise. That the bold prediction came from Jarrod Dyson, someone few outside Kansas City have heard of, made...
  • Leftover Orioles notes from ALCS opener, looking ahead to Game 2

    Leftover Orioles notes from ALCS opener, looking ahead to Game 2
    As you’d expect if you’ve paid attention to reliever Darren O’Day over the years, the veteran sidearmer was waiting by his locker to answer questions Friday night after he gave up two runs, including the key, tie-breaking homer to Alex...
  • Buck Showalter confident that Darren O'Day will rebound from Game 1 loss

    Buck Showalter confident that Darren O'Day will rebound from Game 1 loss
    Right-hander Darren O’Day has been one of the Orioles’ most dependable late-inning relief pitchers this season. And even though he has struggled recently, manager Buck Showalter said before Saturday's game that he wasn’t worried...
  • With bat and glove, Lorenzo Cain leads Royals to win over Orioles

    With bat and glove, Lorenzo Cain leads Royals to win over Orioles
    With two passionate fist pumps Saturday evening, Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain punctuated an evening when he swung nearly every big moment in a tense 4-hour, 17-minute game in his team's direction. The first celebration came after his...
  • Angels' October surprise: Season ends way too early as Royals sweep

    Angels' October surprise: Season ends way too early as Royals sweep
    General Manager Jerry Dipoto was convinced the Angels could win not only Sunday night's do-or-die game against the Kansas City Royals “but 10 more games” if they could get their high-powered offense on track. “This team can be electric...
  • Angels starter C.J. Wilson's night is over quickly

    Angels starter C.J. Wilson's night is over quickly
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — C.J. Wilson gave up a pair of one-out singles in the first inning Sunday night before striking out cleanup batter Eric Hosmer on three pitches. He walked Billy Butler to load the bases, and Vinnie Pestano started warming up in the...
  • A look at the ALCS matchup between the Orioles and Royals

    Game 1: Friday, 5 p.m. PDT Kansas City (Shields, 14-8, 3.21) at Baltimore (Tillman, 13-6, 3.34) Game 2: Saturday, 1 p.m. PDT Kansas City (Ventura, 14-10, 3.20) at Baltimore (Chen, 16-6, 3.54) Game 3: Monday, 5 p.m. PDT Baltimore (Norris, 15-8,...
  • Royals do it again, take 2-0 lead in ALCS

    Royals do it again, take 2-0 lead in ALCS
    BALTIMORE — Now it's just getting ridiculous, this Royals' dynasty-in the-making thing. There's no plausible reason to believe a team can make it to the World Series with a middle-of-the-pack offense, a nondescript rotation and Ned Yost calling...
  • Against Orioles' Zach Britton, Royals 'get the breaks' in decisive ninth inning

    Against Orioles' Zach Britton, Royals 'get the breaks' in decisive ninth inning
    Orioles closer Zach Britton prefers to pitch to contact, keep the ball on the ground with his heavy sinker and allow his defense to work behind him. But with the way the Kansas City Royals were getting on base — with dinks and bloops and...
  • After being left off ALDS roster, Brian Matusz happy to be back with Orioles

    After being left off ALDS roster, Brian Matusz happy to be back with Orioles
    It all happened in about a week. Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz experienced a gut-punching low of the postseason and then an exhilarating high — all without throwing a pitch. Matusz, the 27-year-old left-hander who had been with the club all...