The Kansas City Royals are headed to the World Series for the first time since 1985. The Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium to complete a four-game sweep. Jason Vargas and three relievers combined on a four-hitter for KC, which captured the third American League pennant in club history. Kansas City scored two runs in the first inning to take the lead and held on from there. Ryan Flaherty homered in the third for Baltimore's lone run.
The Royals will play either the San Francisco Giants or St. Louis Cardinals in the Fall Classic beginning Tuesday in KC. The Royals will have home-field advantage in the World Series after the American League won this year's All-Star Game.
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