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Scott Kazmir

Astros could be this year's Royals in the postseason

NEW YORK _ A year ago, the Kansas City Royals were baseball's biggest surprise team, miraculously coming from behind to win the American League wild-card game and advancing all the way to Game 7 of the World Series.tmpplchld This season, the Houston Astros could very well assume that Cinderella role. They shut out the New York Yankees in the Bronx in Tuesday's wild-card game and open play in the American League division series on Thursday night against the Royals, who clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.tmpplchld "I know baseball people said the Houston Astros were probably not going to make it," a champagne-soaked Carlos Gomez said late Tuesday night...