While Tim Hudson has had a long and prosperous career in the majors, he'll make his first start in the World Series in Game 3.
Billy Butler, who will sit on the bench in San Francisco, had two key RBI singles in what could be his final home game at Kauffman Stadium, Jerry Crasnick writes.
Royals rookie Yordano Ventura looked up to Pedro Martinez as a kid, but now he must tap into some Pedro World Series magic, writes Jerry Crasnick.
The Royals and Giants prepare for a World Series matchup that none could predict but all can enjoy, writes Jerry Crasnick.
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.