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Giants have magic, but history on Royals’ side

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The Giants are close now, close enough to feel it and taste it and imagine it. This could again be their moment. As usual, they're at their best in games like this, when the lights are bright and the stage large. Only thing is, there's a teensy bit of ... Read More »

Singles weekend: Giants party without power

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The lack of boom-boom of late in this World Series was mentioned to "Bam Bam," aka Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens, in the aftermath of Sunday night's 5-0 victory behind Madison Bumgarner. It was pointed out that not one home run was hit in the th... Read More »

G5 FYI: Bumgarner throws first WS shutout in 11 years

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Madison Bumgarner continued his historic postseason dominance on Sunday night, leading the Giants to a 5-0 victory in the pivotal Game 5 of the 2014 World Series. Read More »

Tale of the tape: Giants-Royals, Game 6

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Here's a breakdown of the pitching matchup for Game 6 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium tonight between the Giants' Jake Peavy and the Royals' Yordano Ventura. Read More »

Baseball Tomorrow Fund celebrates 15 years

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MLB and the MLB Players Association delivered their annual $2.5 million check to the Baseball Tomorrow Fund before Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night, the 15th anniversary of the inception of the initiative, which has issued over 800 grants tot... Read More »

Oct. 26: Ned Yost postgame interview

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Royals manager Ned Yost spoke to the media after Kansas City's Game 5 loss to the Giants in the World Series. Read More »

In tribute to Williams, late actor’s children throw first pitch

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As part of a pregame tribute to Robin Williams, the actor/comedian, Bay Area resident and longtime Giants fan who died in August, the Giants' organization invited his three children to take part in the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of the World ... Read More »

Cain a virtual clone of Royals great Wilson

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It is Lorenzo Cain's blazing speed on the basepaths, and in the outfield, that has longtime scout Art Stewart and every Kansas City fan who was alive to see the Royals' World Series win in 1985 comparing Cain to then-center fielder Willie Wilson. Read More »

Middle relief becoming increasingly crucial this Series

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The middle innings are everything in this Series, and those innings have largely been left to the relievers. The Giants' bullpen has accrued 14 2/3 of the 35 innings pitched. Royals relievers have worked 17 2/3 of 35 -- the 12th-most all-time through f... Read More »

Statcast: Dyson wows with incredible diving grab

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Though the Giants eventually ran away with an 11-4 win in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night at AT&T Park, Statcast tracking technology shows that some more great defense from the Royals might have prevented them from grabbing the lead so... Read More »

Evenly matched clubs keep flipping script

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This is how it had to go, right? The Giants and Royals are simply too evenly matched, too talented and too tenacious for anything less. In that way, this World Series is delivering chills and thrills and spills. Read More »

Amped-up Collins unable to settle down in rocky seventh

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Tim Collins pitched in more games for Triple-A Omaha this season (23) than he did for the Royals (22). And yet here he was, inserted into the seventh inning of Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday, inheriting runners on first and second for a team tr... Read More »

Momentum changer: Aoki’s DP in sixth stunts KC threat

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Even in one-sided games, there are sometimes what-if moments. Like in the top of the sixth inning of the Giants' 11-4 win over the Royals in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night at AT&T Park. Read More »

Pendulum swings in opposite direction for Royals’ Finnegan

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Young Royals reliever Brandon Finnegan, who helped secure a Game 3 victory on Friday night, was dealt the loss in Game 4 on Saturday night. Read More »

Rough night for Royals’ bullpen as Giants knot Series

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All even. The San Francisco Giants wiped out a three-run deficit and pummeled the Kansas City Royals, 11-4, on Saturday night to tie up the World Series at two games each. That means the 110th Fall Classic will go at least six games and return to Kansa... Read More »