From MLB.com: Five things we learned from the Royals' sweep
Kansas City RoyalsKANSAS CITY -- So we know that the Royals are going to play the Orioles in the American League Championship Series, and the winner will be going to the World Series for the first time since the 1980s. It may end up being the Royals, because this is the third time the Angels have been swept in the AL Division Series. The other two times were by the Red Sox in 2004 and '07. Both of those years, Boston went on to win the World Series.