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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Championship Series Is Set

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.

10/07/2014

Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with fans after the Royals defeated the Los Angeles Angels 9-3 to win game 3 of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Party Like It’s 1985! Underdog Royals Confident Heading Into ALCS Vs. O’s

“We’re not afraid of those guys,” Royals ace James Shields said Sunday night. “We’re going to go out there and play our game — but obviously, we’re going to worry about that tomorrow.”

10/06/2014

The Baltimore Orioles celebrate their 2 to 1 win over the Detroit Tigers to sweep the series in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Orioles Sweep Tigers In ALDS With 2-1 Victory

Nelson Cruz sliced a two-run homer for his latest big postseason hit, and the Baltimore Orioles swept aside Detroit’s Cy Young Award winners to hold off the Tigers 2-1 Sunday and reach the AL Championship Series for the first time since 1997.

10/06/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: C.J. Cron #20 of the Los Angeles Angels looks on from the dugout in the eleventh inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: It’s Do Or Die For Tigers And Angels On Sunday

The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?

10/05/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in eleven innings in Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Four LDS Matchups In Full Swing For Weekend Action

All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.

10/04/2014

Joba Chamberlain of the Detroit Tigers walks to the dugout after giving up a run in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game 2 of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Oct. 3, 2014. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ex-Yankee Chamberlain’s Epic Meltdown Puts Orioles In The Driver’s Seat

Delmon Young drove in three runs with a pinch-hit double, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tigers 7-6 Friday for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five AL Division Series.

10/03/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after hitting the game winning RBI single in the 12th inning against the Oakland Athletics during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Four American League Teams Left To Chase World Series

It’s down to the Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels in the American League as the Division Series begin.

10/02/2014

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees celebrates after a game winning RBI hit in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles in his last game ever at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Goes Out In Glory In Final Game In Pinstripes

Derek Jeter put on New York’s navy pinstripes for the last time Thursday night, for a game that culminated in a fairytale ending.

09/25/2014

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees celebrates after a game winning RBI hit in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles in his last game ever at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Wins Final Home Game For Yanks With Single In Bottom Of 9th

Derek Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, the latest storybook moment in a charmed and illustrious career, to give New York a 6-5 victory Thursday night over the Baltimore Orioles.

09/25/2014

Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 24, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jeter, Yankees Officially Eliminated From Postseason Contention

Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees were eliminated from postseason contention, wasting a three-run lead Thursday in a 9-5 loss to Nelson Cruz and the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles.

09/24/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter’s Sendoff At The Stadium Threatened By Rain; Selig ‘Worried’

Joe Girardi wasn’t sure what would happen if Jeter and the Yankees were rained out. “That’s a great question,” he said. “I’m sure it would upset a lot of people.”

09/24/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23:  Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees walks to the plate to bat in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on September 23, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jeter, Yanks Pushed To Brink Of Elimination In 5-4 Loss To Baltimore

Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 40th home run and the Baltimore Orioles pushed Derek Jeter and the Yankees to the brink of playoff elimination, beating New York 5-4.

09/24/2014

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Free Agent-To-Be Hardy Says If Yankees Call About Replacing Jeter, He’d Listen

With his team coming off its first division title in 17 years, you’d think J.J. Hardy would have more important things to worry about. But the veteran shortstop was recently posed with a scenario he just couldn’t ignore.

09/23/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22:  Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees runs the bases on his two-run double in the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on September 22, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Jeter Begins Final Series At The Stadium With 3 RBIs In 5-0 Win Over Baltimore

Derek Jeter began his final series at Yankee Stadium by breaking open the game with a two-run double, and he had three RBIs to lead the New York Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 Monday night.

09/23/2014

Joe Girardi (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Playoff Hopes Fading Fast With 14 Games Left

It didn’t matter that David Robertson had already pitched two days in a row. The Yankees desperately needed to preserve a ninth-inning lead, and their closer insisted he was capable.

09/15/2014

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