Kansas City Moves On To World Series After Sweeping Baltimore The Kansas City Royals just keep winning. After a 28-year postseason drought, the team is headed to the World Series to face either the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants.

Kansas City Moves On To World Series After Sweeping Baltimore

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And now this - the Kansas City Royals still have not lost a playoff baseball game since 1985. Of course, for 28 consecutive seasons since that World Series victory in '85, they did not have any post-season games at all.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This year, the Royals snuck in as a wild-card team and just kept winning.

INSKEEP: They finished off the Baltimore Orioles yesterday. So fans like Angelo Santos (ph) will see the Royals in the World Series.

ANGELO SANTOS: I haven't washed my underwear/Royals shirt in - since the wild-card game.

INSKEEP: Underwear/Royals shirt. Is that one garment or two garments?

MARTIN: It's a unitard.

INSKEEP: Anyway he's going to stick with it, whatever it is.

SANTOS: Yeah. Yeah, I've been wearing the same ones. It's fine. I am very superstitious, and I feel like it's the same thing that's been going on.

MARTIN: And here's something a little less personal about the Royals; they don't swing for the fences. Kansas City hit the fewest home runs of any team this season.

INSKEEP: But they stole the most bases, playing small ball as it's called - advancing runners one base at a time and winning one game at a time.

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