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Royals, Blue Jays Battle for AL Pennant

I’ve already covered the fact the Mets are going to the World Series (though I never get tired of typing that), but who will they play? I look at the ALCS, which could be decided tonight in Kansas City, and look ahead to the World Series matchup in my latest “5 Things” column for CBS Local. Next week, check back daily for World Series game recaps.

Baseball’s Final Four

At the start of the playoffs, a lot of people told me, “I’m rooting for your Mets, but if they don’t win I hope the Cubs do.” Well, folks, it’s decision time. The National League Championship Series is set: Mets vs. Cubs, starting Saturday night at Citi Field. I’ll be there as Matt Harvey takes on Jon Lester.

The two teams were not the favorites to even reach this round when the postseason began. The Mets last won it all in 1986 and have been a punchline more often than a contender in the years since. The Cubs, as you may have heard, haven’t won the World Series since 1908 and haven’t appeared in it since 1945.

In the American League, remember that the Royals went 29 straight seasons without a playoff appearance before losing in the World Series last year and the Blue Jays snapped a 21-season drought this year. These squads not only played a classic ALCS in 1985, but there was some bad blood during their regular season series this August. The start times for all LCS games is now available.

For a recap of the Division Series’ games this past week, check out my latest for CBS Local.

MLB Recap: Iwakuma Dominates and Puig Awes

The fourth no-hitter of the season—and first in the American League in a long time—was thrown on Wednesday. The day before, something happened that had never been accomplished before in MLB history—and it involved every team. All that and more and in my latest CBS Local recap.