After a good number of well executed sac-bunts, seven stolen bases, and a 12th inning act of heroics from Salvador Perez, the Kansas City Royals find themselves as participants in this year’s ALDS against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Suffice it to say, the Angels became an indestructible force this season. Tacking on 20 wins to its 2013 total, Los Angeles earned home-field advantage through the AL playoffs, boasting a pretty powerful lineup which includes some guy named Mike Trout — maybe you’ve heard of him.
Goonies never say die, and apparently neither do the Kansas City Royals.
That was not pretty — not in the least. Boston royally handed it to Tampa Bay Friday afternoon, dishing out a 12-2 shellacking in front of 38,000 fans, at Fenway. Matt Moore wasn’t sharp after three innings of no hit ball, Wil Myers couldn’t field an easy fly ball at the warning track, and the typically dependable fielders misplayed a good number of balls, gift wrapping the win for the Red Sox. We’ll post our game summary later.
Its been written, that no team is more battle tested on the road than the Tampa Bay Rays. And on the heels of a 4-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the AL Wild Card Play-In Game Wednesday, the Rays will partake in two more road games against the Red Sox before they come home to …
Here we go. The Rays find themselves in the postseason for the fourth time in six years, as they ready themselves to take on the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday night. The winner will earn the privilege to head to Boston for the ALDS. The loser? Well, they’ll pack it up for the season.