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In battle of the bullpens, it's hard to pick between the Orioles and the Royals
In battle of the bullpens, it's hard to pick between the Orioles and the Royals

The Orioles' primary formula for victory this season has been to keep the game close until it becomes a battle of the bullpens. It worked most of the year and then unfolded perfectly in the American League Division Series. In all three ALDS games, the Orioles waited out the Detroit Tigers' Cy Young Award-winning starters and then pounced on the club's soft underbelly relief corps. It won't be so easy in the AL Championship Series, which begins with Game 1 against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night at Camden Yards. Because the Royals' bullpen can match manager Buck Showalter's group explosive arm for explosive arm. "Everybody [in the Royals'...

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