Kansas City Royals

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

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The playoffs begin on Tuesday night with the American League Wild Card game, the first installment of what should be an exciting month of baseball.

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The Nationals made a minor trade on Saturday night, acquiring infielder Brandon Laird from the Kansas City Royals.

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

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