Morning Marquee: Kansas City Royals make postseason, first time since 1985
The Chicago Cubs haven’t been to a World Series in a while. It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had even MADE the playoffs. Royals fans can understand Cubs fans struggles to an extent. Last night KC clinched their first postseason berth since 1985 with a 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. The Royals moved to within one game of the division leading Tigers, clinching at least the Wild Card.
The Pittsburgh Pirates sensational play down the stretch continues as they won for the 17th time in 21 games, guaranteeing at least home field for the Wild Card, and move to only a game out from the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals needed an extra-inning win against the Arizona Diamondbacks, who fired manager Kirk Gibson and coach Alan Trammell, to keep the pace.
The Chicago Cubs continued to aid in the Milwaukee Brewers second-half slide, beating the Crew 6-4. Eric Jokisch went only four innings in his first career start, but pitched well allowing only one earned run. Chris Coghlan continued his resurgent season with his ninth home run of the year.
Here’s what else you need to know from last night’s action:
‘Jeremy Guthrie dominates as the Royals make the playoffs’ – Kings of Kauffman
‘Pirates win 3-1, still full game back of Cardinals’ – Rumbunter
‘Brewers to honor Selig by retiring uniform No.1’ – MLB.com
‘Arizona Diamondbacks fire Manager Kirk Gibson’ – Venom Strikes
‘Jhonny Peralta comes up huge for St. Louis Cardinals’ – Redbird Rants