Giants down Royals in dramatic Game 7

Oct 30, 2014

Giants down Royals in dramatic Game 7

Madison Bumgarner punctuated a World Series performances for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night. The big left-hander came out of ...

Gritty Royals force Game 7

Oct 29, 2014

Gritty Royals force Game 7

A couple hundred fans stood behind the Royals dugout for more than a half-hour after the final out, screaming and waving white rally towels. Bring on Game 7! Yordano Ventura, a 23-year-old rookie pitching with a heavy heart and the initials of late St. ...

Giants move to brink of glory

Oct 27, 2014

Giants move to brink of glory

With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats. The long, tall lefty kept slinging away and put the San Francisco Giants just one win from yet another championship, throwing a four-hitter to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 Sunday ...

Giants blast past Royals

Oct 26, 2014

Giants blast past Royals

Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval charged up a pulsating crowd with their shouts and swings, and the San Francisco Giants surged past the Kansas City Royals 11-4 on Saturday night to tie the World Series at two games apiece. Down by three runs in ...

Royals edge Giants for 2-1 lead

Oct 25, 2014

Royals edge Giants for 2-1 lead

All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. It won them a wild card and the American League pennant. And now, it ...

Giants cruise to Game 1 win

Oct 22, 2014

Giants cruise to Game 1 win

By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead. It might as well have been 100 with the way “MadBum” and this orange-and-black bunch play in the World Series. Bumgarner carried ...

Lincecum remains ready to contribute

Oct 20, 2014

Lincecum remains ready to contribute

Tim Lincecum walked silently through the bustling clubhouse before Saturday’s workout and stuck his left arm straight out as he passed Jean Machi’s locker, offering a friendly fist bump to the reliever. No words necessary. Lincecum, so far an unused reliever this postseason, is ...

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 ...