The World Series between the Royals and Giants will feature two teams that didn’t even win 90 games during the regular season.
The Royals reach their first World Series since 1985 with 8 straight American League playoff wins, beating the Athletics, Angels and Orioles.
The Royals and Giants, both wild-card teams, could each make the World Series. The top MLB regular-season teams are out, again. Is this good for baseball?
The Royals have a six-game winning streak in the 2014 MLB postseason. And now they head back to Kansas City with a 2-0 lead over the Orioles in the ALCS.
The high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.
The Royals have the smallest payroll of the remaining MLB playoff teams. The Cardinals, Giants and Orioles all started the season with payrolls exceeding $100 million.
The San Francisco Giants advanced, beating the Washington Nationals in the NLDS in three close games. But are the upsets really a surprise?
The Cardinals eliminated the Dodgers to advance to the NLCS for the fourth straight year. They will face the Giants, who topped the Nationals.
The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
The Nationals are facing NLDS elimination… again. The Dodges and Cardinals continue to slug it out.
The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?
All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.