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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 ...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Herrera’s first MLB at-bat comes in World Series

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Kelvin Herrera was 16 years old the last time he stepped into a batter's box in a competitive baseball game. And yet, there he was on Friday night, called upon to bat in a one-run game in the World Series. He promptly struck out on three pitches, but n...

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Escobar pounces quickly, providing spark for Royals

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Before some fans at AT&T Park had even finished taking their seat, Alcides Escobar hammered the first pitch of the game from Tim Hudson for a double. He scored later in the inning on a groundout to give the Royals a lead they'd never surrender in their 3-2 victory in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday.

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Drastically different lineup delivers for Royals

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Ned Yost adapted to National League rules with a drastic lineup change, and after his Royals pulled out the 3-2 win that gave them a 2-1 advantage in this Fall Classic, only one word could accurately depict him: Genius.

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Vargas, Royals in search of commanding Series lead

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A Royals team that was under .500 as recently as July 22 is now two wins away from claiming the World Series crown. And a Giants team that has owned even-year Octobers of late faces its first World Series deficit in the Bruce Bochy era. It's going to b...

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Royals perfectly suited for National League style

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The Royals' remarkable fielding combines with a deep pitching staff to give them the ability to win low-scoring games. Kansas City is probably better constructed to compete in the National League and it showed with a 3-2 win over the Giants in Game 3 o...

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Yost’s faith, sixth-inning moves work for Royals

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Ned Yost knows that baseball games aren't won in the sixth inning. And he vows that his team will never lose one at that late-but-not-too-late point of the game, either, not if there's anything he can do about it. "My mind-set is that I'm not getting b...

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