For the first time since 1985, the Kansas City Royals baseball team has made the playoffs. They moved forward beating the Oakland Athletics in a wild card game by a score of 9-8 in 12 innings, when Salvador Perez hit a walk off single.
After winning the wildcard game, the Royals advanced to the ALDS (American League Divisional Series) where they faced the Los Angeles Angles, the number one seed in the American League (AL).
The Royals made history in the first two games by going in to extra innings in each game. This was the first time any team in Major League Baseball had won three straight postseason games in extra innings.
Statistically, the Royals hit the least amount of home runs in MLB with 95, but ironically enough, home runs are what won the games for the Royals in the first two games against the Angels.
In game one, Mike Moustakas hit a go-ahead solo home run in the top of the 11th inning to give the Royals the lead, and eventually the win.
The home run magic continued again in game two when Eric Hosmer blast a 2-run home in the top of the 11th inning to lead the Royals to a win once again.
In game three of the series, the Royals continued the sweep of the Angles, winning by a score of 8-3. With this win, the Royals moved on to the ALCS (American League Championship Series).
They will face the Baltimore Orioles on tomorrow, the winner of the match-up will advance to the World Series.
The last time the Royals made the playoffs, they won the World Series. The dream will either continue or die in this next series.