Oct 29, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon (left) celebrates with third baseman Mike Moustakas (8) after scoring a run against the San Francisco Giants in the second inning during game seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Royals Represent The AL Central In The World Series
In case you’ve already forgotten, the AL Central was front and center during the World Series. Of course the Detroit Tigers bullpen imploded as expected in the playoffs, but it was the Kansas City Royals earning an eventual World Series berth. Making their first appearance since winning it all in 1985, the Royals forced a pivotal game seven against the San Francisco Giants. Despite looking like a team of destiny, they ran into a buzzsaw in the form of Madison Bumgarner and fell just short.