KANSAS CITY, Mo. This type of dominant pitching wins World Series titles.

But thats getting ahead a step or two. For the time being, this type of dominant pitching has the Royals on the verge of reaching their first Fall Cla sic Robbie Grossman Jersey since 1985 (you may have ).


After the Orioles took the Game 3 lead with a run in the second and then got a Sean Manaea Jersey leadoff hit by Nick Markakis in the third, Kansas City used a cavalcade of pitchers to shut down the Baltimore offense.

After the Markakis hit, starter Jeremy Guthrie retired nine of the final 10 batters he faced. Jason Frasor retired all three batters he saw in the sixth. Kelvin Herrera did the same in the seventh, as did Wade Davis in the eighth.

"Hits are hard to come by this series," Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce said.


By the time Kendall Graveman Jersey the Orioles watched Kansas City closer Greg Holland one of the most dominant relievers in baseball over the past few years trot out to the mound in the ninth inning with the Royals leading2-1, KCpitchers had retired 18 of 19 Baltimore batters.

"I didn't realize that, but you tend to expect that our of our bullpen," Holland told Sporting News. "I really enjoy watching those guys having succe s, especially when you're in Glenn Hubbard Jersey here and you see all the preparation and all the hard work Ramon Laureano Jersey they put in day in and day out. I think a lot of fans don't realize how much work this bullpen puts in to be as succe sful as they are. So you just learn to expect it."

And Holland, who had a 1.44 ERA during the regular season, retired all three hitters he saw, too.Yep, that type of dominant pitching wins World Series titles.

And with the victory at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals own a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven ALCS and need just one more Catfish Hunter Jersey win to clinch an American League title that seemed pretty improbable most of the season.