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Surprising contributors led unheralded club to first place

Surprising contributors led unheralded club to first place

MLB.com Updated 3 hours ago
An ALCS sweep that ended their season notwithstanding, the Orioles had an excellent season that was boosted primarily by acquisitions and reserves who filled in for unavailable All-Stars.
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  • Sources: Red Sox near deal to hire Chili Davis

    Sources: Red Sox near deal to hire Chili Davis

    ESPN.com MLB.com 17 hours ago
    The Boston Red Sox are on the verge of a deal with Chili Davis to be their hitting coach, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.
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  • Schilling's bloody sock the bridge to history

    Schilling's bloody sock the bridge to history

    MLB.com Oct 19 (yesterday)
    Before the Red Sox could complete their baseball miracle in the 2004 ALCS, a bit of a medical science miracle was needed.
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  • Tigers' outfield prospect Moya slugs homer

    Tigers' outfield prospect Moya slugs homer

    MLB.com Oct 19 (yesterday)
    Steven Moya, who hit .276 with 33 doubles and 35 home runs at Double-A this year, connected on his first home run of the Arizona Fall League on Saturday night. Orioles prospect Zach Davies scattered two hits across four innings, striking out seven and e…
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  • Could the Yankees ever be Royals? Young and athletic K.C. is ev…

    Could the Yankees ever be Royals? Young and athletic K.C. is everything that Bombers are not

    nydailynews.com Oct 18 (yesterday)
    This was after Game 2 of the ALCS in Baltimore, in which the resurgent Royals had just beaten the Orioles at their own game again, and a couple of scouts were discussing the way the series was going.
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  • Roberts hangs up cleats after 14 years in Majors

    Roberts hangs up cleats after 14 years in Majors

    MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Oct 18 (yesterday)
    Second baseman Brian Roberts is retiring, according to The Baltimore Sun. The 37-year-old Roberts spent 13 of his 14 Major League seasons with the Orioles and played his last year with the Yankees.
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  • Sports of The Times: Steinbrenner’s Revolving Door Sent a Champ…

    Sports of The Times: Steinbrenner’s Revolving Door Sent a Champion to the Royals

    nytimes.com Oct 18 (2 days ago)
    Manager Dick Howser, spurned by the Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, led the Royals to their 1985 World Series title.
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  • Young Mets Discover Unlikely Pals: Yankees

    Young Mets Discover Unlikely Pals: Yankees

    nytimes.com Oct 18 (2 days ago)
    The prospects for the Yankees and Mets find themselves mingling as teammates in the Arizona Fall League.
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  • Yankees, Mets can't match Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

    Yankees, Mets can't match Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

    nydailynews.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)
    Friday’s San Francisco Chronicle devoted six full pages to the Giants’ series-clinching win over the Cardinals, and I couldn’t find a single mention of the brilliant and potentially game-saving play by shortstop Brandon Crawford.
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  • Rays promote Bloom, Neander to VP status

    Rays promote Bloom, Neander to VP status

    ESPN.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)
    The Tampa Bay Rays promoted Chaim Bloom and Erik Neander to vice presidents of baseball operations Friday.
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  • Offseason begins as Orioles pack bags

    Offseason begins as Orioles pack bags

    MLB.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)
    Technically, baseball season still lasts at least another week. For the Orioles, it's over. The boxes and bags that filled the home clubhouse at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Friday afternoon were only a reminder of that.
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  • Don Mattingly will 'definitely' manage Dodgers in 2015, says ne…

    Don Mattingly will 'definitely' manage Dodgers in 2015, says new boss Andrew Friedman

    yahoo.com Oct 17 (3 days ago)
    Will Don Mattingly manage the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2015? Yes, says Andrew Friedman, the club's new president of baseball operations. Friedman, the front-office whiz who shaped the Tampa Bay Rays roster for nine years, was introduced Friday in his new …
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty

    nytimes.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    The former owner of a South Florida anti-aging clinic pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes including high-profile Major League Baseball players, most notably Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees.
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  • Charles sees 1969 Mets in 2014 Royals

    Charles sees 1969 Mets in 2014 Royals

    MLB.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)
    As the surprise party raged on in the Royals' clubhouse Wednesday evening -- surprise, the Royals had swept the Orioles in the American League Championship Series -- a man with strong ties to Kansas City baseball celebrated in a more modest manner in hi…
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  • How the Kansas City Royals got to the World Series

    How the Kansas City Royals got to the World Series

    yahoo.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)
    The nearly three decades of frustration and disappointment that have relentlessly engulfed the Kansas City Royals organization were finally lifted on Wednesday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium. With a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, the Royals comp…
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  • How the Kansas City Royals got to the World Series

    How the Kansas City Royals got to the World Series

    yahoo.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)
    The nearly three decades of frustration and disappointment that have relentlessly engulfed the Kansas City Royals organization were finally lifted on Wednesday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium. With a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, the Royals comp…
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  • With trip to World Series, Yost proves detractors wrong

    With trip to World Series, Yost proves detractors wrong

    MLB.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)
    On Wednesday, manager Ned Yost and his Royals completed a sweep of the Orioles in the American League Championship Series to advance to the World Series for the third time in franchise history. Yost, often questioned for the rigidity of his bullpen usag…
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  • Video - 30 For 30: Four Days In October 51:42

    30 For 30: Four Days In October

    Oct 16
    30 For 30: Four Days In October
  • Video - Cain On Making WS 01:55

    Cain On Making WS

    Oct 15
    ALCS MVP Lorenzo Cain discusses his solid play this postseason, the patience of Royals manager Ned Yost and looking forward to playing in the World Series.
  • Video - Gordon On Royals' Win 01:23

    Gordon On Royals' Win

    Oct 15
    Royals left fielder Alex Gordon speaks with Tim Kurkian about the Royals' undefeated start to the postseason and looking ahead to the World Series.
  • Video - Butler: "Worth The Wait" 01:04

    Butler: "Worth The Wait"

    Oct 15
    Tim Kurkjian speaks with Royals DH Billy Butler about the team advancing to the World Series for the first time since 1985.

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