After establishing himself as one of baseball's best setup men in 2014, free-agent lefty Andrew Miller might be ready to graduate to a more prominent role.
After taking a tough World Series loss to the Giants in seven games, the Royals have to confront an offseason with questions about whether they can repeat as AL champions, Jerry Crasnick writes.
With everything at stake for the Royals and Giants in Game 7, anyone might be the key player who makes all the difference, Jerry Crasnick writes.
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.
Lorenzo Cain's glove work in October has been the latest highlight from the Royals' tremendous outfield defense, writes Jerry Crasnick.
Jarrod Dyson said the Royals are close to taking the fight out of their American League Championship Series opponents.
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.
If Detroit gets bounced early by Baltimore, the Tigers' relievers will be a big reason.
Buck Showalter pulled the right strings Thursday, to help give the Orioles a 1-0 series lead.