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Royals sweep ALCS
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Kansas City Royals' James Shields kisses the trophy after the Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win the American League baseball championship series on Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals advance to the World Series. - photo by Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crown these Royals the American League champions. After nearly three decades spent trying to return to the playoffs, Kansas City is taking its perfect postseason ride all the way to the World Series. With more dominant defense, an opportunistic offense that plated two runs in the first inning, and a bullpen that shut down the Baltimore Orioles once again, Greg Holland and the wild-card Royals wrapped up a sweep of the AL Championship Series with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.