Ned Yost has the right touch, even when it seems to be wrong

In the span of a year, Royals manager Ned Yost has morphed into King Midas, having a touch of gold that seems to prevail even if his decisions don’t make scientific sense. Whether that holds up during the playoffs, of course, can’t be known, and that will be the measure of this season.

Royals to face Astros in ALDS after Houston beats Yankees 3-0 in Wild Card Game

Dallas Keuchel pitched three-hit ball for six baffling innings, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez each homered, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 Tuesday night in the American League Wild Card game. The Astros now advance to the American League Divison Series, where they will face the defending league champion Royals. Game 1 is Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.

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The Kansas City Royals held a pep rally at Kauffman Stadium for fans on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, two days before they open the 2015 postseason with Game 1 of the American League Division Series.