Having won eight straight postseason games, the Royals have emerged as October's broom-wielding juggernaut.
After winning their seventh straight postseason game, the footloose Royals are on the cusp of making their first World Series appearance in 29 years, Jerry Crasnick writes.
Starters-turned-relievers Wade Davis of the Royals and Andrew Miller and Zach Britton of the Orioles have been big keys for the two ALCS opponents.
Jarrod Dyson said the Royals are close to taking the fight out of their American League Championship Series opponents.
Lorenzo Cain's glove work in October has been the latest highlight from the Royals' tremendous outfield defense, writes Jerry Crasnick.
Zach Britton became a father only days before the start of the ALCS, which has gone poorly for the Orioles' first-year closer.
Alex Gordon led the Royals with his bat, his glove and his grit in Game 1 of the ALCS, Jerry Crasnick writes.
The Royals and Orioles are set to face off in the ALCS, and they've gotten to this point with an offensive approach that usually doesn't breed success.
Although Buck Showalter seems to be everyone's favorite manager these days, Ned Yost might be the most scrutinized.
After several setbacks, Steve Pearce considered quitting baseball. But he endured, and is now thriving in his role as the Orioles' starting first baseman.
After sweeping the Tigers in the ALDS, the ALCS-bound Orioles appear destined for much greater things, perhaps even World Series glory.
The debate is very fluid at the moment, but Troy Tulowitzki and Mike Trout are your MVP leaders through the first month of the season.
The Tigers threw a knockout punch in the ALCS, and now they're in the World Series.
Once the pain of falling to the Yankees in five games eases and perspective takes hold, the Orioles players can take gratification in restoring a sense of pride in Baltimore baseball.
The Orioles showed their grit by winning yet again in extra innings to force a Game 5 against the Yankees in the ALDS.
The Orioles were two outs from a series lead until Raul Ibanez showed up late in Game 3. Now they're fighting for their playoff lives.