Kansas City's Cinderella postseason run continues in World Series

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Kansas City's Cinderella postseason run continues in World Series

September 26: Clinched spot in AL Wild Card playoff

Jarrod Dyson #1 of the Kansas City Royals (R) hugs third base coach third base coach Mike Jirschele #59 after defeating the Chicago White Sox to clinch a Wild Card berth at U.S. Cellular Field on September 26, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Royals defeated the White Sox 3-1. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals fans celebrate after their team defeated the Chicago White Sox to clinch a wildcard spot at U.S. Cellular Field on September 26, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Royals defeated the White Sox 3-1. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

September 30: Defeated Oakland Athletics in AL Wild Card game

The Kansas City Royals take the field prior to the national anthem ahead of action against the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)

The Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer is tagged out at home in the second inning by Oakland Athletics catcher Geovany Soto in the American League Wild Card at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with treammates after scoring on a wild pitch in the eighth inning during their American League Wild Card game against Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals scores on a wild pitch in the eighth inning during their American League Wild Card game against Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain (6) smiles with his teammates after the Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in 12 innings in the AL wild-card playoff baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

October 2: Began ALDS against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Kansas City Royals stand during the national anthem prior to Game One of the American League Division Series on October 2, 2014 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Matt Brown/Angels Baseball LP/Getty Images)

Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals tags out Collin Cowgill #7 of the Los Angeles Angels at third base in the eighth inning during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer shouts as he slides into home with the game's first run in the tsecond inning against the Los Angeles Angels in Game 2 of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, in Anaheim, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer celebrates his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the 11th inning of Game 2 of baseball's AL Division Series in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

October 5: Won ALDS over Los Angeles, 3 games to none

Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

October 10: Began ALCS against the Baltimore Orioles

Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon (4) waits in the dugout before the start of Game 1 of the American League baseball championship series against the Baltimore Orioles Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum )

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce, left, tags the Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon in a pick-off at first to end the top of the 5th inning in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images)
Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain scores on a hit by by Eric Hosmer during the first inning of Game 2 of the American League baseball championship series against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas makes a catch on a ball hit by Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones during the sixth inning of Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

October 15: Won ALCS over Baltimore, 4 games to none

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Greg Holland and catcher Salvador Perez celebrate after defeating against the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Eric Hosmer #35 and Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals celebrate their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Royals and their fans celebrate with the William Harridge Award after their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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By KELSEY DRISCOLL and MATT AVERNA

In one of the most surprising playoff runs in MLB history, the Kansas City Royals have emerged from the baseball wilderness to reach their first World Series since 1985.

Following that triumph, the Royals hadn't even played postseason baseball until their matchup with the Oakland A's in this year's "winner takes all" AL Wild Card round. Then, it still took multiple rallies from Ned Yost's crew to stave off elimination and pull off a dramatic, extra-inning comeback victory for the ages.

Since that remarkable game, the Royals have reeled off successive sweeps of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Baltimore Orioles, with eight straight wins -- good for the all-time MLB record for consecutive victories to begin the postseason.

Now, the boys in blue will be hoping their combination of aggressive base running and lights-out relief pitching will help them topple a Giants team that is looking to win its third World Series over the past five years.

Check out our gallery above to see all the action from the Royals' remarkable playoff run.
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