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  • 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...
  • Royals use power to top Orioles, 8-6, in 10 innings to take 1-0 lead in ALCS

    Royals use power to top Orioles, 8-6, in 10 innings to take 1-0 lead in ALCS
    The rain-soaked crowd at Camden Yards had waited long enough for this moment -- the Orioles' first American League Championship Series game in 17 years -- so when Game 1 went to extra innings, few fans left their seats as the clock struck midnight. They...
  • TBS analyst Ron Darling talks about Royals-Orioles ALCS, Showalter, Kansas City's speed

    Former Mets pitcher Ron Darling will be part of a three-man broadcast booth anchored by play-by-play man Ernie Johnson and former Orioles great Cal Ripken Jr. during the American League Championship Series, and he spoke with The Baltimore Sun about his...
  • Angels swept out of postseason in 8-3 loss to Royals

    Angels swept out of postseason in 8-3 loss to Royals
    At the end, some Angels lingered on the top step of the dugout as the rain fell and the Royals hugged on the mound. The official end of the Angels’ 2014 season was a Mike Trout strikeout, but they were done much earlier than that. They were...
  • Wild-card game gives Angels a running start on preparing for Royals

    Wild-card game gives Angels a running start on preparing for Royals
    Baseball's postseason blew in like a hurricane Tuesday night. No gentle sprinkles growing to a downpour. No breeze slowly turning to a gale. The Kansas City Royals won the American League wild-card game over the Oakland A's, 9-8, and it only took 12...