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Added November 3rd, 2015 by Ian
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Kansas City Royals win first Word Series in 30 years

After 30 years the Kansas City Royals have finally won their second-ever World Series. The never-say-die American League club took the Major League Baseball crown by downing the New York Mets 7-2 in 12 innings at Citi Field on November 1. The win gave the Royals a 4-1 victory in the best-of-seven final series. Kansas set or tied several records during the 2015 playoffs including eight come-from-behind triumphs. The Royals came close to ending their drought last year, but were beaten in seven games by the San Francisco Giants in the Fall Classic.

The game was the second of the 2015 World Series to go into extra innings, which is a new MLB record as the opening contest was won 5-4 by Kansas in 14 innings. The 14-inning outing was the longest in World Series’ history. The fifth game was tied in the top of the 12th when Christian Colon, who was batting for the first time in the series, hit a run-scoring single. The Royals then went on to add four more runs with Alcides Escobar hitting a run.

 
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Added November 2nd, 2015 by Ian
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Paulo Orlando becomes first Brazilian to play in a World Series

Thirty-year-old right-fielder Paulo Orlando of the Kansas City Royals has made history this year by becoming the first Brazilian to play in a Major League Baseball World Series. It’s quite an achievement considering baseball isn’t a very popular sport in South America’s largest nation. In another oddity, his fellow countryman Cairo Santos also plays in the same city in another non-Brazilian sport as he’s a kicker with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. Santos is the one and only Brazilian in the NFL and Orlando is the third Brazilian to make it to MLB.

Orlando made history in game one of the World Series against the New York Mets when he entered the game in the eighth inning. He then put his name in the history book again when he recorded a single in the 12th inning. Kansas went on to win the 14-inning affair by a score of 5-4. Santos met Orlando for the first time this summer and they’ve been following each other’s careers via social media outlets. There’s also another Brazilian friend in their circle as Paulo Nagamura plays for Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer.

 
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Added October 26th, 2015 by Ian
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Mets’ Daniel Murphy sets MLB record with home runs in six straight playoff games

The most home runs Daniel Murphy of the New York Mets has ever hit in one of his seven Major League Baseball seasons is 14. However, he’s launched six in six playoff games during the current 2015 postseason to set a new MLB record. The Mets recently beat the Cubs 8-3 in game four of the National League Championship Series (NLCS) to move on to the World Series. Murphy couldn’t explain his recent power surge, but wasn’t about to question it as he’s just happy to contribute as much as he can. His performances earned him the NLCS Most Valuable Player Award.

 
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Added October 13th, 2015 by Ian
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Dodgers’ Chase Utley banned two games for breaking opponent’s leg

Infielder Chase Utley of the Los Angeles Dodgers was suspended for two games by Major League Baseball for an illegal slid which broke the leg of an opponent. Utley slid into second base during the Dodgers vs New York Mets playoff game at Dodger Stadium on October 10th and broke the leg of shortstop Ruben Tejada. Utley was banned for games three and four of the best-of-five National League Division Series in New York.

However, Utley has appealed the suspension and he’ll be allowed to play until the matter is settled. This means he was able to dress for the third game of the series on October 12th with the teams each winning a game in Los Angeles. The slide occurred in the seventh inning of the second game, but television replays showed it was more of a tackle than a slide. Baseball fans and experts are divided on the issue as some feel he deserves the suspension or even a longer one while other believe he shouldn’t have been banned at all.

 
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Added September 8th, 2015 by Ian
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NY Mets’ Matt Harvey commits to pitching in playoffs

 
Added August 18th, 2015 by Ian
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A Rod: from Zero to Hero with Yankees

 
Added June 23rd, 2015 by Ian
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FBI investigating St. Louis Cardinals