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Starters providing relief in Game 7 not uncommon

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The possibility of Giants ace Madison Bumgarner getting a call from the bullpen in Game 7 of the World Series against the Royals on Wednesday night has been discussed so much it would be more of a surprise if he doesn't pitch than if he does. If he doe...

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Back home, Ventura, Royals aim to force Game 7

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Three World Series championships in five seasons? In this day and age? With an expanded postseason format and revenue sharing and general competitive balance? That's what you'd call a Giant undertaking. The Royals, meanwhile, have a giant undertaking o...

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Five things we learned from pivotal sixth inning

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By the time the sixth inning was over, Kelvin Herrera had thrown a 101-mph sinker, Billy Butler had given a curtain call after a single, the benches had cleared, Omar Infante had gone deep and four Giants relievers had been summoned, all pretty much in...

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Denkinger cool with reminders of mistaken call in ’85 Series

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Twenty-nine years later, as the Royals prepare to finally play in a World Series again and Kauffman Stadium gets ready for a rocking Game 1, the unavoidable name of Don Denkinger is being brought back down from the shelves of the sport's lore. The old ...

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White Sox win challenge of close play at first

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura's seventh-inning challenge overturned a call that initially ruled Adam Eaton out at first with one out and the game against the Royals tied at 3.

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Abreu’s stolen base overturned by Royals’ challenge

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The Royals began their rubber match with the White Sox by winning a challenge to end the top of the first inning. Jose Abreu was initially ruled to have stolen second base, but officials overturned the call after Royals manager Ned Yost used his challe...

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Royals win challenge on overturned pickoff play

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James Shields recorded his 31st career pickoff as Royals manager Ned Yost challenged a safe call in the first inning on Wednesday night and won. The New York review concluded that Tigers runner Ian Kinsler was out and overturned the call.

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IRS Scam Phone Calls Continue; Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when ...

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Yanks score run after challenge overturns call at plate

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The Yankees won a challenge and gained a run against the Royals on Monday night. The final run of New York's four-run seventh came on a sacrifice fly by Brian McCann, but that's not initially how it was ruled.

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Dyson gets call over Cain against lefty Milone

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Royals manager Ned Yost used left-handed-hitting Jarrod Dyson in center field instead of right-handed-hitting Lorenzo Cain on Sunday. Solid reason: Milone has actually been hit better by left-handed batters (.274) than righties (.263) in his career.

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Umps give Yost reprieve after arguing balk call

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Royals manager Ned Yost scampered out onto the field, apparently curious about the balk call on Royals starter Yordano Ventura. But he quickly retreated without saying much or getting an explanation either in Saturday night's 4-1 loss.

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Twins can’t capitalize on overturned call

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After a challenge on a play at first by Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, Eduardo Nunez was ruled safe at first, but was promptly picked off at first base by Royals catcher Salvador Perez.

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Twins lose challenge, Gardy gets ejected

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Twins manager Ron Gardenhire unsuccessfully challenged a play in the third inning of Tuesday's game against the Royals and was ejected by home-plate umpire Ted Barrett for arguing the call after the review.

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