Storylines: Orioles, Royals advance to ALCS
- Well for the first time in two decades the Kansas City Royals will be advancing to the next round to face the Baltimore Orioles. The last time Royals fans had this feeling George Brett and Dick Howser were at the helm making history. Coming into the series, the Los Angeles Angels had the best record in baseball at 98-64. They were the heavy favorites to defeat the young Royals, but Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas were clutch in every game and the pitching was indescribable. James Shieldsfinished the sweep of the Angels on Sunday by going six strong innings with two walks and six strikeouts. Hosmer and Moustakas both homered to get the rally going and it soon led to them winning the game big against Los Angeles, 8-3.
- The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Detroit Tigers 2-1 to advance to the ALCS against the Royals. This is the first time they’ve advanced this far since 1997.
Other News and Notes
- According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is said to viewAlex Rodriguez as more of a DH than a third basemen if he is brought back next season.
- The Minnesota Twins will interview Baltimore Orioles bench coach John Russell once their postseason ends. They have also had talks with former player Paul Molitor.
- According to El Deportista, New York Mets infielder Fernando Tatis has retired.
- Chris Iott of Mlive.com reports that Tori Hunter is considering retirement. However he is still open to returning to the Tigers.
Rich, I just read an article that Masterson is looking for a 1 yr deal for about 12 mil to rebuild his value. 12 mil is not peanuts, but he deserves a peanuts type contract based on his 14 performance.