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Royals' Jeremy Guthrie says it's 'pretty cool' to be facing Orioles in ALCS
Royals' Jeremy Guthrie says it's 'pretty cool' to be facing Orioles in ALCS

Not long after his team finished a three-game sweep Sunday night of the league-best Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie received a text message from one of his former teammates. Orioles reliever Brian Matusz congratulated Guthrie and the two exchanged brief pleasantries knowing that they'd probably have a chance to speak in person very soon. When the Orioles and Royals meet in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Friday night at Camden Yards, no player from either team will be able to put the unlikely matchup in perspective quite like Guthrie. He pitched five years in Baltimore and then was traded to the Colorado Rockies for pitchers Jason...

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