Lets Party Like it’s 1985: Kansas City Royals to the World Series

By admin October 15, 2014 23:34

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By Francisco Romero.-

Picture Courtesy of mlb.com

Picture Courtesy of mlb.com

After beating the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Wednesday night, the Kansas City Royals have advanced to World Series.  The Royals are in a zone; they have won 8 straight postseason games thus far eliminating the Athletics, the Angels and now the Orioles.

The last time the Royals were in the play-offs was 1985.  Kansas City won the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

More than half of the players on the current active roster were not even born in October of 1985.

In front of 40,468 fans at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals scored two runs in the first inning and that is all they needed to punch their ticket to the fall classic. 

Lefty Jason Vargas got the win after pitching 5.1 innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6.

Orioles’ Mexican Pitcher Miguel Gonzalez pitched a good game, but was not enough to earn the win.

Lorenzo Cain was named the American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player.  Cain hit .533 (8 for 15), scored five runs and played outstanding defense.

“This is a wonderful time for America to watch our team and I think what they have done is falling in love with our team,” said Royals’ manager Ned Yost.  “They love our guys play,” he added.

The Royals are will now face the winner of the National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Giants beat the Cardinals Wednesday 6-4 to take a 3-1 lead in the NLCS.

“I am frustrated, but disappointed for our guys and our fans, it’s not like it’s something we didn’t do, it’s more of what they did,” said Orioles’ Manager Buck Showalter.  “They did a great job defensively, Ned (Yost) did a great job,” he added.

The World Series will begin Tuesday October 21 in Kansas City. 

By admin October 15, 2014 23:34

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