Missouri digs the long ball

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With the Royals leading the Orioles 2-0 and the NLCS tied 1-1, an intra-Missouri rematch of the 1985 Kansas City-St. Louis World Series is still very much possible. The biggest reason why is a surprising power surge from the Show Me state. In the regular season, both teams finished dead last in their respective leagues in home runs, but things have changed completely in October. The Cardinals have blasted 11 homers in six games, including four in a 5-4 victory over San Francisco on Sunday night, while the Royals have eight dingers so far in their 6-0 playoff run — both at or above their peak regular-season levels.

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