Alcides Escobar scored two of three runs for KC.

Royals Script A Game Three Win

Decent starting pitching + timely offense + good defense + an impenetrable bullpen = post-season wins. That has been the formula for the Kansas City Royals throughout their October run and they put it to good use again in their Game Three World Series win over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.

We Believe That We Will Win

We Believe That We Will Win

The Royals aren't your typical World Series team. They win with speed, pitching, and defense. They win by playing with grit, determination, and playing the game the right way. Kansas City isn't your typical World Series city. It is not glamorous or boastful, nor is it arrogant and self-serving. The Royals may not be like your typical World Series team, but they are perfect for Kansas City.

Salvador Perez's 2-run double broke open the game

Wild Sixth Inning Keys Royals' Game Two Win

In the span of three sixth-inning pitches, the Kansas City Royals broke a close game wide open and gave themselves a cushion they wouldn't lose in their 7-2 Game Two World Series win over the San Francisco Giants. The series now heads to San Francisco tied at a game a piece.

Bumgarner Sizzles, Shields Fizzles

Bumgarner Sizzles, Shields Fizzles

Madison Bumgarner turns in another dominating pitching performance, while the San Francisco Giants pound out seven runs to take game one of the World Series. The Giants 7-1 victory put an end to Kansas City's 11 game postseason win streak that dated back to 1985.

Hunter Pence celebrates his first inning HR.

Giants Strike First In Game One Rout

The San Francisco Giants came out swinging in Game One of the 2014 World Series, scoring three times in the first inning and never looking back.

Madison Bumgarner

World Series Preview: Comparing the Pitching

The Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants have reached the World Series thanks in large part to the strength of their pitching staffs. But which staff has the advantage in the series?

Series Absentees

Series Absentees

Which MLB franchises have never made a World Series?

Travis Ishikawa with the walk-off homerun.

Giants Go Long, Walk-Off To World Series

For all of the crazy ways the San Francisco Giants scored runs during the NLCS, perhaps their most surprising runs were saved for last. Travis Ishikawa, who had only 81 at-bats during the regular season for the Giants, blasted a walk-off, three-run homerun to push the Giants into the 2014 World Series.

The Royals are the AL Champions.

Royals Ascend; Giants Capitalize Again

The Kansas City Royals are the champions of the American League. No, that's not a misprint. Kansas City won their first AL pennant since 1985 when they completed the sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. The San Francisco Giants, who have won two World Series since 2010, are one win away from joining the Royals with their win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Four of the NLCS.

Gregor Blanco's bunt was a game-winner.

Cards Throw One Away, Royals Move Closer

The San Francisco Giants keep finding different ways to score runs, while the Kansas City Royals have used a tried-and-true formula to close out games. Both ways led to wins on Tuesday, as the Giants took a 2-1 series lead over the St. Louis Cardinals and the Royals grabbed a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Baltimore Orioles.

Kolten Wong: walk-off hero.

NLCS: Cards Have Right Stuff In Game Two

The St. Louis Cardinals hit just 105 homeruns during the regular season, but they have been launching the ball over the fences with regularity during the post-season. The Cardinals hit four solo homeruns, including a walk-off blast, to earn a 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game Two of the NLCS.

Madison Bumgarner and Lorenzo Cain

Royals Relentless, Bumgarner Flawless

The Kansas City Royals' magical run through the post-season continued on Saturday with yet another late-inning rally for a win over the Baltimore Orioles. The San Francisco Giants' road dominance also continued, as Madison Bumgarner led a shutout win over the St. Louis Cardinals.