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  • 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

    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...
  • Two homers in 10th lift Royals to 8-6 victory

    Two homers in 10th lift Royals to 8-6 victory
    BALTIMORE — It may have been force of habit, but Orioles fans started booing Friday night when the public address announcer began the pregame introductions for the Royals. The American League Championship Series that no one saw coming last March...
  • Gordon pushes Royals past Orioles in ALCS Game 1

    Gordon pushes Royals past Orioles in ALCS Game 1
    BALTIMORE — The rain-soaked crowd at Camden Yards had waited long enough for this moment — Baltimore's first American League Championship Series game in 17 years — so when Game 1 of the ALCS went to extra innings, few seats were...
  • Royals' Alex Gordon, Billy Butler bring dangerous reputations to Camden Yards

    Royals' Alex Gordon, Billy Butler bring dangerous reputations to Camden Yards
    Having spent their entire careers in cavernous Kauffman Stadium and the spacious ballparks of the American League Central, longtime Kansas City Royals players Alex Gordon and Billy Butler always have welcomed trips to the comparatively cozy Camden Yards....
  • Key moments from Game 1 of the AL Championship Series

    Key moments from Game 1 of the AL Championship Series
    First sustained cheer of the night: 7:12 p.m., as the grounds crew pulls back the tarp that had covered the field all day. Player introductions begin: 7:47 p.m. The orange towels begin waving with the introduction of longtime trainer Richie Bancells....
  • Top starter Chris Tillman struggles in short outing

    Top starter Chris Tillman struggles in short outing
    When the Orioles and the Kansas City Royals each swept their opponents in the American League Division Series, there was no question which two pitchers would face off in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series. Chris Tillman has been the Orioles' most...