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The Kansas City Royals just keep on hitting. After scoring eight runs on fifteen hits Monday, in a game they lost, the Royals kept up the hit parade on Tuesday.

It started in the first inning with four runs, and never really let up. When it was all said and done, the Royals got fifteen more hits, and put up fourteen runs.

It was a good old-fashioned butt whipping in Toronto. Now the Blue Jays are one game from elimination, with three to play.

They’ve been there, done that.

But they are not playing the Rangers. They are playing the best team in the American League.

It was so bad the Blue Jays brought in Cliff Pennington to pitch. The first time ever in the history of post-season baseball that a position player has taken the mound. Upon hearing that, an eager Adam Rosales faxed in his resumé. He is on-call for game five today, in case the Blue Jays need an inning or two.

In the National League, the New York Mets, with an entire staff of phenomenal young arms, one after another, is one game away from sweeping the Chicago Cubs.

Looks like it will be at least a 108-year wait on Chicago’s northside. They have an amazing crop of rookies, and one pitcher—Jake Arieta. That’s not enough. As the Rangers discovered, it’s difficult to go deep into October with one pitcher not named Madison Bumgarner.

Both series could end today.