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Giants, Royals eye MLB crown

Oct 18, 2014

Giants, Royals eye MLB crown

Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Plus, they recently flattened Buster Posey and his Giants. So how come this bunch that’s rapidly become a fan favorite all across the country isn’t the ...

Oct 18, 2014

Hillman named coach for Astros

Ex-Kansas City Royals and Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters manager Trey Hillman will be the bench coach for new Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch. The Astros announced the coach staff Friday. Former Texas Rangers third base coach Gary Pettis will fill the same role with ...

Cardinals come up short in October again

Oct 18, 2014

Cardinals come up short in October again

Mike Matheny has led the Cardinals deep into October all three seasons since replacing Tony La Russa as manager. When St. Louis falls short each year, he bears the weight of expectations. An injury to Yadier Molina, shaky starting pitching by Adam Wainwright, John ...

Fighters hammer Hawks in Game 3

Oct 17, 2014

Fighters hammer Hawks in Game 3

by Dave Hueston

Daikan Yoh broke out with a pair of homers, Eiichi Koyano hit a three-run blast, and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters stomped the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 12-4 in Game 3 of the final stage of the Pacific League Climax Series on Friday night. With ...

Oct 17, 2014

Rangers name Banister manager

The Texas Rangers hired Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager. Banister got the nod over two other finalists, interim manager Tim Bogar and Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash. Banister will be formally introduced as Ron Washington’s replacement during a ...

Giants win NL pennant on Ishikawa's 3-run HR

Oct 17, 2014

Giants win NL pennant on Ishikawa's 3-run HR

It was the Shot That Shook the Bay. Travis Ishikawa hit the first homer to end an NL Championship Series, a three-run drive that sent San Francisco to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 on Thursday night. These every-other-year ...

Posey sparks Giants to commanding 3-1 NLCS lead

Oct 16, 2014

Posey sparks Giants to commanding 3-1 NLCS lead

Buster Posey and the Giants already know how to win in October — even without all this help from the St. Louis Cardinals. Strange as it might look sometimes, San Francisco finds a way to score just enough. Posey drove in three runs and ...

Royals reach World Series

Oct 16, 2014

Royals reach World Series

James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. Ned Yost finally allowed himself to smile. After nearly three decades spent as one of the game’s biggest laughingstocks, the Kansas City Royals ...