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Playoff-perfect Royals sweep Orioles for AL title

Playoff-perfect Royals sweep Orioles for AL title KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After a playoff drought lasting 10,565 days, the Kansas City Royals are going back to the World Series. They are doing it in record fashion, with eight consecutive wins to open the postseason. The Royals scored two runs in the first inning without getting the ball out of the infield, then held on for a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday that completed a four-game sweep of the American League Championship Series. No other team ever began a postseason with eight wins in a row. "I don't think we're done yet," Royals designated hitter Billy Butler said. Kansas City will face...