KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.
Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Plus, they recently flattened Buster Posey and his Giants.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. | This Midwestern city best known for its barbecue, bebop jazz and, for most of the past three decades, bad baseball has exploded into a sea of blue as long-suffering Royals fans suddenly find their team at the center of the …
SAN FRANCISCO | Buster Posey drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within one victory of the World Series.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Crown these Royals the American League champions.
The RailCats announced Wednesday that Brian Lyter would become the team's newest general manager, taking the interim tag off of former president and GM Pete Laven.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. | The Kansas City Royals have embraced the bloop, bunt and sacrifice fly all postseason.
SAN FRANCISCO | A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 18-inning marathon.
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ST. LOUIS | Kolten Wong hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the resilient St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Sunday night, evening the NL Championship Series at one game each.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Resilience and perseverance are two traits that have come to epitomize the Kansas City Royals, who've turned into a playoff force with their run of late-inning wins.
ST. LOUIS | Madison Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Giants combined just enough hitting with a couple of defensive flubs by St. Louis to beat the Cardinals 3-0 Saturday night in the NL Championship Series opener.
BALTIMORE | The Kansas City Royals prefer to simply savor their exceptional performance at Camden Yards rather than ponder the historical ramifications of where it's gotten them.
John Mallee was there when it happened, when a National League pennant was decided at Wrigley Field.
BALTIMORE | Speed versus Power.
SAN FRANCISCO | Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett's bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Tuesday night to return to the NL Championship Series.
ST. LOUIS | Matt Adams could barely contain his enthusiasm — and he didn't really try, either. He thrust both arms in the air while still in the batter's box and added a couple of big hops to his home run trot as he approached first base.
ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Training Complex is Eric Blakeley's business.
SAN FRANCISCO | Eye black and uniform still on, Bryce Harper emerged from a different kind of fog than typically seen in San Francisco. This was the celebratory stuff from a Nationals victory party, and he had earned it, all right.
ST. LOUIS | John Lackey stepped to the podium minus the obvious status symbols: his two World Series rings. No reason to brag.
SAN FRANCISCO | The Giants know how realistic it is to rally in the playoffs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. | The Kansas City Royals waited nearly three decades to return to the postseason. Now that they're here, they want to stick around for a while.
DETROIT | Nelson Cruz, Buck Showalter and an unheralded bunch from Baltimore swept aside Detroit's Cy Young winners.
WASHINGTON | Brandon Belt and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, they never give up, and they win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes — or how long.
Down by three runs in the eighth inning, the Baltimore Orioles had every reason to believe they could rally against the Tigers.
PITTSBURGH | Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the…
CHICAGO | Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein made one thing clear. He sees no reason why his team can't compete for a division title next season.
CHICAGO | Paul Konerko waved his cap to one more adoring crowd. The reserved slugger popped out for a curtain call when the standing ovation just kept going. He lingered on the field after the game, exchanging high-fives with the fans who lin…
MILWAUKEE | The young Cubs finished 2014 with a flourish.
CHICAGO | Paul Konerko wasn't quite sure what to expect when the Chicago White Sox honored him.
MILWAUKEE | Jonathan Lucroy set a major-league record for doubles in a season by a catcher, and Francisco Rodriguez moved into 10th place on baseball's career saves list in the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-1 win over the Cubs on Saturday night.
CHICAGO | Kansas City's long postseason drought is over.
MILWAUKEE | Chris Coghlan hit a leadoff homer in the first and Javier Baez had his second career three-hit game, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter didn't want the night to end.
CHICAGO | Eric Hosmer homered and drove in two runs, Lorenzo Cain had four hits and scored twice, and the Kansas City Royals put themselves on the verge of a playoff spot with a 6-3 victory over the White Sox on Thursday night.
CHICAGO | Preparing for the final weekend of the regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals hoped to easily move past the non-contending Cubs.
DETROIT | The final inning of Chris Sale's stellar season was certainly an eventful one.
CHICAGO | The Cubs fell short in their attempt to split their four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | The long wait through an inning in which the White Sox were backing him with six runs might have damaged John Danks' no-hit chances, but he wasn't complaining.
NEW YORK | Vinny Milano has spent his whole adult life cheering for Derek Jeter, and getting his pals to join him.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Nick Franklin hit his first home run with Tampa Bay and Chris Archer pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, leading the Rays to a 3-1 victory over the White Sox on Saturday night.
CHICAGO | Chris Coghlan felt fortunate just to get an opportunity with the Cubs this season. He came through with a career game on Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Paul Konerko is set to finish his career on the field after an injury threatened to keep him a spectator.
CHICAGO | Dee Gordon and pinch-hitter Andre Ethier hit RBI doubles in Los Angeles' five-run seventh inning, and the Dodgers rallied to beat the Cubs 8-4 on Thursday night and extend their lead in the NL West.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Royals roughed up White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.
CHICAGO | Kyle Hendricks kept up his impressive rookie season, pitching seven strong innings as the Cubs beat the Reds 3-1 Wednesday night for a sweep.
Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments Thursday on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his…
Jeff Konopasek probably didn't know he had this many friends who cared.
CHICAGO | After not hitting a home run in 80 plate appearances, Jose Abreu of the White Sox now has gone deep in consecutive days.
PITTSBURGH | The Cubs' century-plus failure to win the World Series will go on for at least one more year.
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