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Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera reacts after the final out of the seventh inning of Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Royals’ dominant bullpen spells doom for postseason opponents

- Associated Press

Kelvin Herrera, who usually handles the seventh inning, had a 1.41 ERA in 70 games. Wade Davis, the eighth-inning guy, had a 1.00 ERA in 71 appearances. And Greg Holland had a 1.44 ERA while saving 46 games, one shy of his franchise record set just last season.

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during a team workout Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants are scheduled to play the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of baseball's World Series on Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

NLCS MVP Bumgarner to start Game 1 of World Series for Giants

- Associated Press

Bochy is keeping his rotation the same as the first two rounds of the postseason. Right-hander Jake Peavy will pitch Game 2 on Wednesday, followed by 39-year-old right-hander Tim Hudson in his World Series debut Thursday at AT&T Park and then righty Ryan Vogelsong.

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer gets ready to bat during baseball practice Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals are scheduled to host the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

World Series wild cards: Royals, Giants set to face off

- Associated Press

Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Reigning NL Championship Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, former World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval and Giants manager Bruce Bochy are aiming for their third ring in five seasons.

San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey celebrates an RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals during the sixth inning of Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

NLCS: Giants beat Cardinals 6-4, move 1 win from Series

- Associated Press

Buster Posey drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within one victory of the World Series.

Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas makes a catch on a ball hit by Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones during the sixth inning of Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Uh-O’s: Royals on brink of ALCS sweep of Baltimore

- Associated Press

Billy Butler drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and the Royals’ bullpen shut down the Baltimore Orioles the rest of the way for a 2-1 victory Tuesday night that gave Kansas City a commanding 3-0 lead in the AL Championship Series.

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