PLAYOFF ROUND 1- Royals (92-70) vs. Tigers (102-60)

Royals vs. Tigers Game 1
Royals vs. Tigers Game 2
Royals vs. Tigers Game 3
Royals vs. Tigers Game 4
Royals vs. Tigers Game 5
Royals vs. Tigers Game 6
Royals vs. Tigers Game 7

ATL WORLD SERIES - Royals (92-70) vs. Indians (103-59)

Royals vs. Indians Game 1
Royals vs. Indians Game 2
Royals vs. Indians Game 3
Royals vs. Indians Game 4
Royals vs. Indians Game 5

ATL PLAYOFF REVIEW
After rallying from 3-1 down against the Tigers, the Royals earned their 4th World Series appearance in 5 years. The
Royals were looking for their 3rd title in 4 years. They took on the Indians, making their 2nd World Series appearance
in 3 years, and looking for their 1st title.

WS Game 1

The starters, Jeremy Guthrie for the Royals and Dan Haren for the Indians, both threw complete games in the opener,
but for very different reasons. Haren settled in after allowing a series-leadoff HR to A-Rod, and only gave up 1 more
run the rest of the way. Guthrie gave up 4 runs in the 2nd to the Indians, and Indians HR's in the 6th and 7th innings
locked down Game 1 for the Indians, as Guthrie went the distance saving the Royals bullpen for the rest of the series.
Final Score Indians win 11-2

WS Game 2

Game 2 started just like game 1, with an A-Rod leadoff HR. Unlike Game 1, the Royals were able to get 14
baserunners off of regular season ERA leader Josh Beckett. Those 14 baserunners turned into 5 runs, though the
Royals hoped for more as they would wind up leaving 11 men on base in Game 2. The Royals led 5-0 going to the
bottom of the 4th, but a Robinson Cano 3-run HR off of Royals starter Max Scherzer helped the Indians cut the lead to
5-4 after 4. Both bullpens dominated as the game headed to the bottom of the 9th, when a Robinson Cano lead off
with a single and a steal of second. A sac bunt was followed by a Brent Lillibridge squeeze to tie the game at 5. In the
bottom of the 10th, Marco Scutaro lead off with a game-winning HR.
Final Score Indians win 6-5 in 10 innings

WS Game 3

The series shifted to KC as the Royals would attempted to make up for the runners the didn't cross home plate in
Game 2. The Royals knocked out Indians starter Scott Baker in the 3rd, and would hammer his replacement Chris
Sale for 3 HR's (Martinez, Kendrick, Upton) as they built a commanding 6-1 lead after 4 innings. Royals starter Gio
Gonzalez went 6 giving up 2 runs, and the Royals bullpen would dominate the rest of the way to finish off Game 3 with
3 scoreless innings.
Final Score Royals win 6-2

WS Game 4

A rematch of the Game 1 starters, but neither starter lasted long. Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie didn't record an out
after being pulled following a Brett Lawrie 2-run HR. Indians starter Dan Haren was pulled in the 5th as the Royals
threatened to put runs on the board. Octavio Dotel came in with 2 out and men on and was able to retire Paul
Konerko to end the inning with the Indians still leading 2-1 after 5. The Indians tacked on 2 insurance runs in the 8th,
and Mariano Rivera recorded the last 8 outs of the game for the Indians.
Final Score Indians win 4-1

WS Game 5

The Indians got an early lead in Game 5 as they put 5 on the board in the 1st off of Royals starter Max Scherzer,
thanks in part to a Nick Markakis HR. After scoring 2 in the 1st, the Royals vaunted offense got hot again in the 3rd as
they knocked out Indians starter Matt Harrison. Octavio Dotel and Joe Smith were able to contain the damage in the
inning and the Indians led 5-3 after 3. The Indians would add 3 runs in 6th and 3 in the 8th, while the Indians bullpen
held the Royals scoreless in their 7 innings of work.
Final Score Indians win 11-3

Indians win World Series 4-1