24 October 2015

Royals Retain American League Crown

This post is part of a series about the 2015 MLB Postseason. Follow along here.

After nine of the most exciting innings of baseball this postseason, the Kansas City Royals are moving on to the World Series. They will host the New York Mets at home on Tuesday evening in what's shaping up to be a close contest. According to RPScore, the Royals and Mets are two rather evenly matched teams. Thanks to the American League home field advantage, the simulator has Kansas City winning slightly more often than New York.

With the defeat of the once-favored Toronto Blue Jays, both the Royals and the Mets reached postseason highs in World Series probability. The aforementioned Blue Jays never recovered from their losses in the first two games of the ALCS, peaking at 44% following their victory over the Rangers in the ALDS.

The Royals win in six games was the simulator's fifth most likely outcome.

Tune in next week for a more in-depth preview of the 2015 World Series.

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