|Whether one wants to bundle up a few stats, isolate just one, or stand back and take in the entire picture, Josh Donaldson's 2015 campaign has long looked -- and felt -- as though it would end with M-V-P.
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|Mike Trout's MVP year in 2014 saw him play his final regular game at the age of 23 years and 52 days; few had ever been younger in the concluding contest of an MVP campaign. Trout's bragging rights among active players didn't last very long, for Bryce Harper -- the 2015 NL MVP -- played his last game of this most recent season at 22 years and 353 days old.
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|For Jake Arrieta to top Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke and claim the 2015 National League Cy Young Award signifies just how deep and wide one can apply "extraordinary" to his line and narrative.
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|Dallas Keuchel assembled a stat line that offers all sorts of compelling connections to the past. Here are just a few.
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|The entire history of baseball has seen only 10 players enjoy a debut campaign in an age-20 or younger season and celebrate that year by amassing at least 20 home runs. And that's just one way to take stock of Carlos Correa's extraordinary rookie campaign.
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|Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, who has now added 2015 National League Rookie of the Year to his impressive list of accomplishments, is one of 12 players who finished the year with at least 273 total bases and 77 walks.
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|Authoring yet another late-inning rally that resulted in yet another comeback victory, the Royals defeated the Mets, 7-2, in 12 innings to capture the World Series title, the second crown for the franchise after winning it all in 1985. Kansas City, which tied the game at 2 with two in the top of the ninth, ended the postseason having outscored the opposition 51-11 from the seventh inning on.
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|Johnny Cueto tossed a complete-game two-hitter and the Royals defeated the Mets, 7-1. With the result, the teams head to New York with Kansas City holding a 2-0 lead in the Fall Classic.
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|The Royals plated the winning run with no outs in the 14th inning to defeat Mets, 5-4, to take Game 1 on Tuesday night. Kansas City became the first team to begin a World Series game with a leadoff home run and to end it with a walk-off win.
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|At Kauffman Stadium, the Royals scored early and late, withstood a pair of Jose Bautista home runs and a ninth-inning rally and came away with a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays to secure the fourth pennant in franchise history. Kansas City, which won pennants in 1980 and '85 prior to its flag in 2014 -- became the 13th team since 1969 (the first year of an LCS) to win consecutive pennants.
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|The Mets finished off a National League Championship Series sweep of the Cubs with an 8-3 win Wednesday at Wrigley Field, capturing the fifth pennant in franchise history.
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|Daniel Murphy homered again, Jacob deGrom won again and the Mets moved to within one victory of the National League pennant as they defeated the Cubs, 5-2, in Game 3 of the NL Championship Series.
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|The Blue Jays' batters were out-hit, 15-11, lost the battle of extra-base hits, 5-4, and more than quadrupled Kansas City's numbers of strikeouts (with nine to the Royals' two), but they hit three balls out of the park and came away with an 11-8 victory.
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|On Saturday night, the Mets won, 4-2, and outhomered the Cubs, 2-1, to take the first game of the 2015 National League Championship Series. Daniel Murphy hit the Mets' first home run: a solo shot in the first. The home run gave Murphy four for this postseason and one in three straight contests. On Sunday night, the Mets again got a first-inning home run from Murphy and again scored four runs, this time a 4-1 victory in Game 2. Murphy's fifth home run of the 2015 postseason gave him a homer in four straight games -- one shy of the Major League record for a single postseason, held by Carlos Beltran (2004).
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|Daniel Murphy singled, doubled and homered, scored two runs and drove in two runs for the Mets. His first-inning double opened the scoring, and his sixth-inning solo shot ended it, breaking a 2-2 tie.
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|At Rogers Centre for a winner-take-all Game 5, the Blue Jays doubled up the Rangers by a score of 6-3 and advanced to the AL Championship Series. Toronto became the third team to win a best-of-five series after losing the first two games at home.
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|At Wrigley Field, the Cubs defeated the Cardinals, 6-4, to clinch their National League Division Series in four games and advance to the NL Championship Series. Chicago's victory represents the second postseason series the Cubs have won since they claimed their second straight World Series title in 1908, and it was the first time the team has ever clinched a postseason series at Wrigley.
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|t Wrigley Field, the Cubs' offense picked up Jake Arrieta and defeated the Cardinals, 8-6. With the win, Chicago took a 2-1 National League Division Series lead over the Cardinals. The Cubs got home runs from 22-year-old Kyle Schwarber, 23-year-old Kris Bryant, 23-year-old Jorge Soler, 25-year-old Starlin Castro, 26-year-old Anthony Rizzo and 29-year-old Dexter Fowler. The six home runs set a single-game postseason record.
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|On Sunday, Dallas Keuchel allowed a run in seven innings as the Astros defeated the Royals, 4-2, in Game 3 of the American League Division Series. Keuchel joined Mike Scott (1986) as the only Astros pitchers to open a postseason career with starts and wins in each of their first two appearances.
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|In Toronto for the opener of their ALDS, the Rangers defeated the Blue Jays, 5-3. In Kansas City, the visiting Astros defeated the Royals, 5-2. With the wins by the Rangers and Astros, road teams are now 4-0 in the 2015 postseason.
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