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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16: The San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants’ World Series Win Won’t Make Them A Dynasty

The San Francisco Giants could win a third World Series in five seasons by beating the Kansas City Royals. But it won’t make them a dynasty.

10/20/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 11: Alcides Escobar #2 celebrates with teammate Billy Butler #16 after scoring on Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals RBI single to left field in the ninth inning against Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: It’s All Kansas City In The American League Playoffs

The Royals have a six-game winning streak in the 2014 MLB postseason. And now they head back to Kansas City with a 2-0 lead over the Orioles in the ALCS.

10/12/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Championship Series Is Set

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.

10/07/2014

The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 9 to 8 win over the Oakland Athletics in the 12th inning of their American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Source: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Royals Beat A’s 9-8 In 12 In AL Wild Card Thriller

Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball’s postseason.

10/01/2014

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 19: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals delivers to home plate during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Wild-Card Tale Of Two Underdogs

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.

09/30/2014

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots sits on the sidelines late in the fourth quarter during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Source: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Chiefs Rip Patriots, AFC East Wide Open

It made sense that Andy Reid spoke in baseball metaphors after Kansas City whipped the New England Patriots on Monday night, with the Royals poised to end a long playoff drought just across the parking lot from Arrowhead Stadium.

09/30/2014

Miami Marlins players line up for the singing of the National Anthem before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park on September 24, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Source: Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Marlins Set To Host Phillies In Final Home Game Of Season

The Miami Marlins will finish with their most successful season in four years, but that likely won’t stop them from wondering just how far they could’ve gone had their two biggest stars not fallen victim to season-ending injuries.

09/25/2014

Henderson Alvarez #37 of the Miami Marlins throws a pitch in the first inning during a game against the New York Mets on September 17, 2014 at Citi Field in Queens, New York City.  (Source: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Marlins Kick Off Series Against Phillies In Miami

Cole Hamels and Henderson Alvarez have gone toe-to-toe twice this year, including a back-and-forth pitchers’ duel earlier this month.

09/23/2014

Starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez #37 of the Miami Marlins delivers to home plate during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.  (Source: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Marlins And Angels Battle For Series Win

While the Miami Marlins are struggling to find consistency on their current road trip, their west coast opponent is battling for more than a wild card spot.

08/27/2014

Nathan Eovaldi #24 of the Miami Marlins pitches during a game against the Texas Rangers at Marlins Park.  (Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Marlins Turn To Eovaldi Hoping To Continue Wild Card Climb

The Miami Marlins arrived in Los Angeles looking to bounce back after losing two out of three to the Colorado Rockies over the weekend.

08/26/2014

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