Early yesterday evening the Royals did something they hadn’t done in 29 years at Kauffman Stadium, they advanced to the World Series. By sweeping the Orioles, the Royals will now face the winner of the Giants-Cardinals series, where the Giants hold a commanding 3-1 lead. Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright looks to keep their season alive against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner tonight.
The Royals have now won eight consecutive postseason games tying the 2004 Boston Red Sox and 2005 Chicago White Sox for the longest winning streak in a single postseason. The Royals went a combined 6-1 against the Giants and Cardinals as they swept San Francisco in early August at Kauffman. They took 3 out of 4 from the Cardinals in early June, the first two in St. Louis, and split in KC.
The last team that did not win the World Series with homefield advantage, which the Royals have, was the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays as they fell to the Philadelphia Phillies in 5 games. If the Royals do face the Giants we will be seeing great starting pitching, great defense, great bullpen, and offenses that come through in the clutch. Both teams are so similar in every aspect of the game except for the Giants don’t steal many bases.
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