The Royals will face the winner of the San Francisco Giants-St. Louis Cardinals NLCS, which the Giants lead 2-1. OF Lorenzo Cain won the ALCS MVP after going all out defensively in the outfield, and hitting .533 in the series. Jason Vargas, Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg Holland held Baltimore to 4 hits, a day after holding them to just 3 hits. Holland matched Dennis Eckersley's record of 4 consecutive saves in the series. J.J. Hardy's groundout to 3rd base ended the series and the season for the Orioles.
The Royals extended their overall postseason winning streak to 11 games, after taking the Wild Card game from Oakland, and sweeping Anaheim in the ALDS. The Royals scored twice in the 1st on a fielder's choice error on catcher Caleb Joseph, and that's all they needed and got. Ryan Flaherty's 3rd inning home run was the only run scored for the O's.
The Royals will not take a 6-day break until their next action, with no traveling needed. The 1-run game was the 14th of this postseason, which tops the 2011 MLB record. The O's were denied of their first World Series since 1983, after dealing with injuries and suspensions to key players. On the other hand, the Royals are celebrating their 3rd World Series in franchise history, their first since defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 29 years ago. We could be in for a possible rematch, if the Cardinals can come back on the Giants.