The San Francisco Giants won the first game of the 2010 and 2012 World Series, which put them on the championship path both times.
The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.
The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?
The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.
5 Pitches that should be on the Boston Red Sox’ radar this offseason.
Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
James Shields allowed four hits in 8 1-3 innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0 Monday to avoid a four-game sweep.
James Shields came within two outs of his 12th complete game this season, B.J. Upton hit his first grand slam and the Tampa Bay Rays routed the fading Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Sunday.
The Boston Red Sox lead the majors in a bunch of offensive categories, including team batting average and runs scored, so they’re hardly fazed by falling behind early.