Sweeping away 29 years of heartbreak and bringing home an American League pennant to a rejoicing city, the Kansas City Royals clinched a trip Wednesday to the World Series.
Final score after a fast fall game under clear royal blue skies: Kansas City 2, Baltimore 1.
Screaming fans at Kauffman Stadium, on their feet for the ninth inning, counted down the outs until their beloved Royals were in the series.
"Three. More. Outs ... Two ... Strike out! ... One. More. Out ... Sweep! Sweep!"