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Oct 20, 2014

Pujols pulls out of MLB's Japan tour

The Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols pulled out of Major League Baseball’s eight-game tour in Japan next month citing family reasons, organizers said Monday. Three-time MVP Pujols hit .272 with 28 home runs and 105 RBIs in 159 games this season for the Angels, ...

Giants going with Bumgarner in Game 1 of World Series

Oct 19, 2014

Giants going with Bumgarner in Game 1 of World Series

Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will pitch the World Series opener for the San Francisco Giants in Kansas City on Tuesday night. Manager Bruce Bochy made the expected announcement Saturday as his team worked out under sunny skies, one day before traveling. Bumgarner, an 18-game winner, ...

Oct 19, 2014

Pennant-winning HR ball returned

A lifelong San Francisco Giants fan had a piece of team history in his hands after Thursday’s game: the walk-off home-run ball that sent the Giants to the World Series. Then he gave it back. Frank Burke, who owns a transmission repair business in ...

Hawks storm past Fighters in Game 5

Oct 18, 2014

Hawks storm past Fighters in Game 5

by Dave Hueston

Kenichi Nakata threw five innings of two-run ball, Nobuhiro Matsuda delivered a two-run single in a 4-for-4 outing, and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5-2 to win Game 4 of the Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage on Saturday ...

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 ...