To the races: 2016 MLB postseason schedule announced

Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in an AL city to be determined.

  • Mighty KC! Royals rise in 9th, rule the World

    Christian Colon delivered an RBI single in his only at-bat of the postseason to spark a five-run 12th inning that gave the Royals their first World Series championship in 30 years with a 7-2 victory over the Mets in Game 5 on Sunday night at Citi Field.

    11/02/2015 9:31 AM ET

  • Perez voted unanimous World Series MVP

    Maybe this was Salvador Perez's unshakable destiny, to be limping down this hallway in the basement of Citi Field, cleats clattering on the hard ground, shirt dripping with champagne, hands clutching the World Series Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet.

    11/02/2015 6:43 PM ET

  • It's Parade Day in KC: 30 years in the making!

    The Royals clinched their first World Series championship since 1985 on Sunday night in New York, and now they will bring the celebration back to Kansas City.

    11/03/2015 7:01 AM ET

  • Royals #crowned kings in New Yor(KC)

    They wore paper crowns and plastic crowns and shiny golden metal crowns. There were moose ears, tiaras and tears. But mostly, Kansas City fans simply enjoyed a respectful celebration in the stands behind the third-base dugout after their Royals beat the Mets, 7-2, on Sunday night in Game 5 to win the 2015 World Series on the road at Citi Field.

    11/02/2015 8:37 AM ET

  • Royals earn praise from '85 champions

    Thirty years ago, it took the Kansas City Royals the full seven games to claim a World Series championship, and in the process, they had to overcome 3-1 deficits in both the American League Championship Series against the Blue Jays and in the World Series against the Cardinals.

    11/02/2015 8:20 AM ET

  • Dark knife: Harvey's great 8 has cruel twist

    Terry Collins will be haunted by his decision to with his heart over his head in allowing Matt Harvey to stay in for the ninth inning of Game 5's eventual loss. That's what happens when things go wrong in games that are dissected over and over, with no statute of limitations on disappointment.

    11/02/2015 8:04 AM ET

  • Reigning men: Royals win 1st Series since '85

    This is a team, and a season, that will be remembered for generations.

    11/02/2015 8:17 AM ET

  • Hosmer's mad dash instantly part of KC lore

    A good throw would have had him. A good throw would have nailed Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer at the plate for the final out in Game 5 of the World Series at Citi Field. A good throw would have sealed the Mets' win and sent the World Series back to Kansas City. Hosmer knew what he was doing, though.

    11/02/2015 8:12 AM ET

  • KC's relief corps, comebacks too tough to counter

    You could not beat the Kansas City Royals playing from behind. Their bullpen was too good. But in this postseason, you also could not beat them playing from ahead. They just kept coming back. The Royals won 11 games in the 2015 postseason. In eight of those games, they came from behind. And so, the Royals became the 2015 World Series champions because, basically, there was no way to consistently beat them.

    11/02/2015 7:24 AM ET

  • Duda's hurried throw changes course of Gm 5

    Lucas Duda fired wide of Travis d'Arnaud as Eric Hosmer raced home with the tying run, helping to set up the Royals' championship-clinching victory in Game 5 of the World Series.

    11/02/2015 8:19 AM ET

  • Cain sets Royals' postseason steals mark

    Lorenzo Cain stole his way into the Royals' record book in the first inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night.

    11/02/2015 5:36 AM ET

  • Mets have no answer for KC's speed in rally

    It was not Salvador Perez's leadoff single in the 12th inning Sunday that made the winning run inevitable in World Series Game 5, nor was it Christian Colon's go-ahead RBI single that altered the face of a rally already spiraling out of control. Instead, it was a simple stolen base from pinch-runner Jarrod Dyson, who grabbed second with no outs and without much resistance.

    11/02/2015 7:59 AM ET

  • Statcast tracks Royals as they race to WS title

    The Royals finished off their first World Series championship in 30 years on Sunday night, and appropriately, their aggressive baserunning took center stage. With help from Statcast™, here is a look at five key plays from what turned out to be the final Major League game of 2015.

    11/02/2015 9:28 AM ET

  • Game 5 GIFs capture Royals' jubilation

    Here are the top GIFs from the Royals' 7-2 victory over the Mets in Game 5 on Sunday night to win the World Series, courtesy of @MLBGIFs.

    11/02/2015 6:41 AM ET

  • Mets-Royals thriller a 5-game Series classic

    From first pitch through to the final out, the 2015 World Series left its mark as one of the most compelling five-game series in baseball history.

    11/02/2015 8:15 AM ET

  • DYK: Royals take World Series crown to KC

    It had been 30 years since the Royals won their last championship, a span of 10,962 days. But after one last dramatic comeback in the ninth inning -- their eighth comeback victory this postseason -- the Royals stormed past the Mets with a five-run 12th and clinched their first World Series since 1985 with a 7-2 win over the Mets on Sunday night at Citi Field.

    11/02/2015 7:25 AM ET

  • Alcides' 15-game hit streak most in 1 postseason

    The Royals' Alcides Escobar has hit safely in each of his last 15 postseason games, dating back to Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Astros. His 15-game hitting streak was the longest in a single postseason overall, passing Manny Ramirez (14 in 2004) and Marquis Grissom (1995).

    11/02/2015 7:41 AM ET

  • Francisco Cervelli encabeza una sólida receptoría de Piratas

    Cuando Russell Martin se convirtió en agente libre hace poco más de un año, los Piratas enfrentaban un futuro incierto detrás del plato. Martin terminó firmando un contrato de cinco años con los Azulejos.

    01/26/2016 7:55 PM ET

  • Royals' postseason full of memorable moments

    The Royals' 2015 postseason charge toward a World Series championship had its share of incredible rallies and memories to last a lifetime. Let's look back at the Top 10 moments of the 2015 postseason, in chronological order:

    11/23/2015 6:00 PM ET

  • Rookie monsters: BBWAA winners unveiled tonight

    The youth movement in Major League Baseball continues to expand and dominate. With the 2015 season and the accomplishments of the teams and players now etched into the sport's official history, it's important to look back and honor the remarkable exploits we witnessed on the field.

    11/16/2015 5:00 AM ET