The San Francisco Giants won the first game of the 2010 and 2012 World Series, which put them on the championship path both times.
The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.
The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.
The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?
The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.
Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.
The American League has witnessed a handful of its starting pitchers absolutely dominating on the mound. While consistent elite performers such as CC Sabathia and David Price have taken a bit of time to warm up to the major league season, several starters have excelled right out of the gate. The question is, which one of them is the best?