The Royals have the smallest payroll of the remaining MLB playoff teams. The Cardinals, Giants and Orioles all started the season with payrolls exceeding $100 million.
Time for a deep breath. Chance to catch up on the DVR. The action starts up again Friday night when Kansas City visits Baltimore in the ALCS opener.
The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
“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.”
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.
The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?
All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.
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.
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.
Derek Jeter put on New York’s navy pinstripes for the last time Thursday night, for a game that culminated in a fairytale ending.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.