While many people know about the Giants, they are no rookie when it comes to the World Series having won two in the last four years, little is known about the Kansas City Royals. Here are five fun facts about America’s newest favorite team.
Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Kansas City Royals remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 for a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series.
Alex Gordon hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning, Mike Moustakas added a two-run shot and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Friday night.
The surprising Kansas City Royals and unflappable Baltimore Orioles are extremely similar with one significant exception: the fashion in which they score runs.
“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.”
All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.
Although this group of Royals only has two crazy games of playoff history, it’s becoming clear that good things happen to Kansas City in October.
George Brett raced from of the dugout, his arms flailing wildly after his home run was taken away in the infamous “Pine Tar Game.”
There’s a new age of offensive catchers coming up through the ranks of the big leagues, and Salvador Perez is part of that movement.