Royals edge closer to World Series

The Kansas City Royals take a 3-0 lead over the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series.

    Kansas City Royals last played in the post-season in 1985 when they won the World Series [EPA]
    Kansas City Royals last played in the post-season in 1985 when they won the World Series [EPA]

    The Kansas City Royals are one win away from the World Series after a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles gave them a 3-0 lead in the American League Championship Series.

    The Royals, who last played a part in the postseason when they won the 1985 World Series, are unbeaten in October and can wrap up the best-of-seven series in Kansas City on Wednesday.

    The Royals fell behind 1-0 in the second inning but got back on level terms in the fourth and moved ahead in the sixth before holding on for victory.

    The go-ahead run came after pinch runner Jarrod Dyson trotted home on a Billy Butler sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth following earlier singles by Nori Aoki and Eric Hosmer.

    Steve Pearce doubled for the Orioles in the second and then was driven in by J.J. Hardy in the next at bat as Hardy found the gap between right and center.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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