Kansas City Royals advance to the World Series

Posted at 7:57 PM, Oct 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-15 19:58:03-04

(CNN) — The Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 on Wednesday to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1985, when they defeated St. Louis 4 games to 3.

The Royals swept the Orioles 4 games to 0 in the American League Championship Series and are the first Major League Baseball team to win its first eight games of a single postseason.

The Cardinals are battling the San Francisco Giants in the National League Championship Series, which the Giants lead 2 games to 1. The teams will play Game 4 on Wednesday night in San Francisco.