The San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals recorded key victories in Major League Baseball playoff action on Tuesday.

San Francisco defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4, in ten innings, to take a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven game National League Championship Series.

Meanwhile, Kansas City improved their 2014 postseason record to a perfect 7-0, after downing the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1, to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the American League Championship Series.