James Shields

18h

The Fall Classic is upon us, and while we don't know yet whether the 2014 World Series will prove to be a classic, we do know it will provide a most unexpected and interesting matchup.

2w

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

9m

2013 record: 86-76, 3rd place in AL Central
Manager: Ned Yost, 5th season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $90 million

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