Game 1 of World Series to be played Tuesday night in Kansas City
By Jackson Alexander
KANSAS CITY -- After claiming the American League pennant with a 2-1 win over the Orioles in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series, Kansas City celebrated in style with a prolonged party and a well-received thank you to their patient fans, all part of a euphoric, indelible Wednesday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals will face either the Cardinals or Giants, who remain embroiled in a hotly contested National League Championship Series.
The Royals faced the Cardinals four times this season -- twice at The K, and twice at Busch Stadium -- and won three times. San Francisco made a trip to Kansas City for a three-game series, and the Royals swept the National League Wild Card winner.
First baseman Eric Hosmer would not make any predictions for the upcoming round, instead preferring to enjoy what will be a long celebration period for Kansas City.
"No idea, we don't even know who we're going to play yet," Hosmer said. "We're just going to enjoy this moment and we're going to try to stay hot as a team and play our game."
In the meantime they will closely monitor the progress of the series in the opposite league.
A matchup with the Cardinals would mean a rematch of the 1985 World Series, which Kansas City won in seven games, and an endless supply of storylines. Or they could face the Giants, who are searching for their third World Series title in five years.