It’s not always the two best teams in the World Series but these two are the best teams in mid-October and that’s what matters.
With more dominant defense, an opportunistic offense that plated two runs in the first inning and a bullpen that shut down the Baltimore Orioles once again, Greg Holland and the Kansas City Royals wrapped up a sweep of the AL Championship Series with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.
Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie apologized on Twitter to the Orioles for wearing a T-shirt to his post-game news conference Tuesday night that read, “These O’s Ain’t Royal.”
A victory would send the Royals to their first World Series since their 1985 championship season, while Baltimore will look to stave off elimination with an eye toward becoming just the second of 34 teams to come back from a 3-0 hole.
The Kansas City Royals have embraced the bloop, bunt and sacrifice fly all postseason.
After postponing game 3, O’s fans were ready and out in full force to root on their team Tuesday night. While the game didn’t go the Orioles’ way—again—fans are confident Wednesday’s game four is the day things will change.
Gearing up for game three. Monday night, the Orioles will face the Kansas City Royals in the ALCS. This time, it’ll be on their turf—but it will now be held Tuesday. Fans are hoping for a little Orioles magic as the Birds try to battle back and rally on the road.
Game 3 of the ALCS has been postponed.
Game 3 will now be Tuesday night, with two more games on deck in Kansas City — the second only if needed. And make no mistake the Orioles are desperate to play all of them.
Even after two disappointing games, Orioles fans won’t stop believing.
Orioles fans came to play and once again prove that they are crazy about the O’s.
Zach Britton and the Baltimore Orioles’ suddenly shaky bullpen sure picked a terrible time to lose consecutive home games for the first time since June.