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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 15: The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals’ Streak May End In World Series

The Royals reached their first World Series since 1985 with eight straight playoff wins.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

Eric Hosmer #35 and Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals celebrate their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Royals Hold Off Orioles 2-1, Finish ALCS Sweep

The Royals are headed to the World Series for the first time since 1985.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

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Listen: Convenience Store Clerk Gets Robbed While Calling Into Sports Radio Show

There was so much going with this overnight caller.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 13: Rain collects on seats in the stadium to postpone Game Three of the American League Championship Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on October 13, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Predicting The World Series Matchup

The Royals lead the Orioles 2-0. The Cardinals and Giants are tied at one game. What’s the chance of each possible World Series matchup?

CBS Chicago–10/14/2014

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: Royals Spending Less Money To Win In Playoffs

The Royals have the smallest payroll of the remaining MLB playoff teams.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

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: ALCS Series Is Set

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

CBS Chicago–10/07/2014

J.J. Hardy #2 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a single in the second inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Orioles Sweep Tigers In ALDS With 2-1 Victory

Nelson Cruz sliced a two-run homer for his latest big postseason hit, and the Baltimore Orioles swept aside Detroit’s Cy Young Award winners to hold off the Tigers 2-1 Sunday and reach the AL Championship Series for the first time since 1997.

10/05/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: C.J. Cron #20 of the Los Angeles Angels looks on from the dugout in the eleventh inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: It’s Do Or Die For Tigers And Angels On Sunday

The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?

10/05/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in eleven innings in Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Four LDS Matchups In Full Swing For Weekend Action

All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.

10/04/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after hitting the game winning RBI single in the 12th inning against the Oakland Athletics during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Four American League Teams Left To Chase World Series

It’s down to the Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels in the American League as the Division Series begin.

10/02/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Not Surprised By Better Play As They Take The Next Step

Manager Rick Renteria believes some pitching depth would work wonders in the future.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wada Throws 6 1-3 Innings Of 1-Hit Ball As Cubs Beat O’s

Tsuyoshi Wada allowed Steve Pearce’s leadoff homer in the seventh inning for Baltimore’s only hit, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Orioles 2-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.

08/24/2014

Avisail Garcia  hits a two-run home run in the 1st inning against the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Orioles Sweep White Sox

Nelson Cruz took the major league lead with his 33rd home run and the surging Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 4-3 win Wednesday night.

08/20/2014

Adam Jones scores as Tyler Flowers looks for a throw. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

White Sox Fall To Orioles, 5-1

Chris Tillman threw eight innings of one-run ball.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Jake Arrieta And Progress

By now, the Cubs front office has shown we can trust their evaluations.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2014

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The 5 Dirtiest Plays in Baseball History

Check out our list of the 5 dirtiest plays in baseball history.

06/27/2014

Jose Abreu celebrates a solo home run in the fourth inning with Adam Dunn.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Orioles Beat White Sox 5-4 In 12 Innings

Nelson Cruz hit a game-tying grand slam in the eighth inning and David Lough scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the 12th to give the Baltimore Orioles a 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

06/25/2014

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Levine: Orioles Interested In Samardzija

Baltimore has a strong crop of young pitchers that it could send to Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2014

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