Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Hard To Beat After World Series Game 1 WinThe San Francisco Giants won the first game of the 2010 and 2012 World Series, which put them on the championship path both times.
Playoff Pinch Hits: James Shields-Wil Myers Trade A Success For RoyalsThe Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals And Giants An Unlikely World Series PairingThe World Series between the Royals and Giants will feature two teams that didn't even win 90 games during the regular season.
Admit It Giants Fans, Nobody Else Wants Us To WinThe Giants beat the Cardinals to make the World Series. But baseball fans outside of San Francisco will be rooting for the Royals.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Kansas City Royals' Streak May End In World SeriesThe Royals reach their first World Series since 1985 with 8 straight American League playoff wins, beating the Athletics, Angels and Orioles.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Are The Giants Headed For A 7-Game Series?In the NLCS, the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals are evenly matched. Baseball fans should hang on and enjoy the ride.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Predicting The World Series MatchupThe 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?
Playoff Pinch Hits: Wild-Card Teams Dominating MLB PostseasonThe Royals and Giants, both wild-card teams, could each make the World Series. The top MLB regular-season teams are out, again. Is this good for baseball?
Playoff Pinch Hits: It's All Kansas City In The American League PlayoffsThe 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.
Playoff Pinch Hits: National League Dominated Lately By Exclusive GroupThe high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Spending Less Money To Win In MLB PlayoffsThe Royals have the smallest payroll of the remaining MLB playoff teams. The Cardinals, Giants and Orioles all started the season with payrolls exceeding $100 million.