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Royals beat Giants to tie World Series 1-all

Royals beat Giants to tie World Series 1-all

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants' brilliant bullpen and even the World Series.

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From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His major league career had hit rock bottom and was heading nowhere.

15 hours ago

'85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

'85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Bret Saberhagen was just 21 years old when the Kansas City Royals were last in the World Series. He pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals.

18 hours ago

Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals in opener

Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals in opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

October 21, 2014 10:45 pm Photos

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Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster

Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.

October 19, 2014 5:30 pm

Seasoned Giants meet fresh Royals for World Series title

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.

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Royals' run to World Series has Kansas City abuzz

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | This Midwestern city best known for its barbecue, bebop jazz and, for most of the past three decades, bad baseball has exploded into a sea of blue as long-suffering Royals fans suddenly find their team at the center of the …

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Giants move a win away from world series

Giants move a win away from world series

SAN FRANCISCO | Buster Posey drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within one victory of the World Series.

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Royals hold off Orioles; finish ALCS sweep

Royals hold off Orioles; finish ALCS sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Crown these Royals the American League champions.

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Royals edge Orioles to take 3-0 lead

Royals edge Orioles to take 3-0 lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | The Kansas City Royals have embraced the bloop, bunt and sacrifice fly all postseason.

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Giants beat Cardinals in 10th on Choate wild throw

Giants beat Cardinals in 10th on Choate wild throw

SAN FRANCISCO | A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 18-inning marathon.

October 14, 2014 7:00 pm Related

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Wong homers in 9th, Cards edge Giants to tie NLCS

Wong homers in 9th, Cards edge Giants to tie NLCS

ST. LOUIS | Kolten Wong hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the resilient St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Sunday night, evening the NL Championship Series at one game each.

October 12, 2014 8:30 pm

Royals return home with 2-game ALCS lead over Orioles

Royals return home with 2-game ALCS lead over Orioles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Resilience and perseverance are two traits that have come to epitomize the Kansas City Royals, who've turned into a playoff force with their run of late-inning wins.

October 12, 2014 6:45 pm

Bumgarner tames Cardinals, Giants take Game 1

Bumgarner tames Cardinals, Giants take Game 1

ST. LOUIS | Madison Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Giants combined just enough hitting with a couple of defensive flubs by St. Louis to beat the Cardinals 3-0 Saturday night in the NL Championship Series opener.

October 11, 2014 10:50 pm

Royals beat Orioles for 2-0 lead

Royals beat Orioles for 2-0 lead

BALTIMORE | The Kansas City Royals prefer to simply savor their exceptional performance at Camden Yards rather than ponder the historical ramifications of where it's gotten them.

October 11, 2014 9:06 pm

John Mallee named Cubs hitting coach

John Mallee named Cubs hitting coach

John Mallee was there when it happened, when a National League pennant was decided at Wrigley Field.

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Royals, Orioles: A study in contrasting offenses

Royals, Orioles: A study in contrasting offenses

BALTIMORE | Speed versus Power.

October 09, 2014 8:30 pm

Giants hold on, top Nationals to advance

Giants hold on, top Nationals to advance

SAN FRANCISCO | Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett's bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Tuesday night to return to the NL Championship Series.

October 07, 2014 11:34 pm

Cardinals sink Kershaw again, head to another NLCS

Cardinals sink Kershaw again, head to another NLCS

ST. LOUIS | Matt Adams could barely contain his enthusiasm — and he didn't really try, either. He thrust both arms in the air while still in the batter's box and added a couple of big hops to his home run trot as he approached first base.

October 07, 2014 9:28 pm

Diamond Kings to hold annual indoor hitting league

Diamond Kings to hold annual indoor hitting league

ST. JOHN | Diamond Kings Baseball and Softball Training Complex is Eric Blakeley's business.

October 06, 2014 10:00 pm

Doug Fister keeps Nationals postseason hopes alive

SAN FRANCISCO | Eye black and uniform still on, Bryce Harper emerged from a different kind of fog than typically seen in San Francisco. This was the celebratory stuff from a Nationals victory party, and he had earned it, all right.

October 06, 2014 10:00 pm

Lackey seems to thrive on big-game pitcher talk

Lackey seems to thrive on big-game pitcher talk

ST. LOUIS | John Lackey stepped to the podium minus the obvious status symbols: his two World Series rings. No reason to brag.

October 05, 2014 8:30 pm

Giants know there's no guarantee with 2-0 lead

Giants know there's no guarantee with 2-0 lead

SAN FRANCISCO | The Giants know how realistic it is to rally in the playoffs.

October 05, 2014 8:30 pm

Royals beat Angels 8-3 to finish off ALDS sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | The Kansas City Royals waited nearly three decades to return to the postseason. Now that they're here, they want to stick around for a while.

October 05, 2014 8:30 pm

Cruz, Orioles beat Tigers 2-1 for ALDS sweep

DETROIT | Nelson Cruz, Buck Showalter and an unheralded bunch from Baltimore swept aside Detroit's Cy Young winners.

October 05, 2014 8:00 pm

Giants' Belt ends marathon game with homer

Giants' Belt ends marathon game with homer

WASHINGTON | Brandon Belt and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, they never give up, and they win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes — or how long.

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Orioles rally past Tigers, take 2-0 lead

Orioles rally past Tigers, take 2-0 lead

Down by three runs in the eighth inning, the Baltimore Orioles had every reason to believe they could rally against the Tigers.

October 03, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates to advance

PITTSBURGH | Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the…

October 01, 2014 10:00 pm

Epstein sees Cubs competing for division next year

Epstein sees Cubs competing for division next year

CHICAGO | Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein made one thing clear. He sees no reason why his team can't compete for a division title next season.

September 30, 2014 4:30 pm

White Sox lose to Royals in Konerko's final game

White Sox lose to Royals in Konerko's final game

CHICAGO | Paul Konerko waved his cap to one more adoring crowd. The reserved slugger popped out for a curtain call when the standing ovation just kept going. He lingered on the field after the game, exchanging high-fives with the fans who lin…

September 28, 2014 6:47 pm

Rizzo homers, Cubs finish by beating Brewers

Rizzo homers, Cubs finish by beating Brewers

MILWAUKEE | The young Cubs finished 2014 with a flourish.

September 28, 2014 6:14 pm

White Sox honor retiring Konerko with statue

White Sox honor retiring Konerko with statue

CHICAGO | Paul Konerko wasn't quite sure what to expect when the Chicago White Sox honored him.

September 27, 2014 9:53 pm

Cubs offense stymied in loss

Cubs offense stymied in loss

MILWAUKEE | Jonathan Lucroy set a major-league record for doubles in a season by a catcher, and Francisco Rodriguez moved into 10th place on baseball's career saves list in the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-1 win over the Cubs on Saturday night.

September 27, 2014 9:43 pm

Royals clinch playoff spot with win over White Sox

Royals clinch playoff spot with win over White Sox

CHICAGO | Kansas City's long postseason drought is over.

September 26, 2014 11:00 pm

Coghlan helps Cubs pick up win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE | Chris Coghlan hit a leadoff homer in the first and Javier Baez had his second career three-hit game, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

September 26, 2014 11:00 pm

Royals close in on playoffs, beat White Sox 6-3

CHICAGO | Eric Hosmer homered and drove in two runs, Lorenzo Cain had four hits and scored twice, and the Kansas City Royals put themselves on the verge of a playoff spot with a 6-3 victory over the White Sox on Thursday night.

September 25, 2014 11:00 pm

Arrieta outpitches Lackey as Cubs beat Cards, 3-1

CHICAGO | Preparing for the final weekend of the regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals hoped to easily move past the non-contending Cubs.

September 24, 2014 11:30 pm

White Sox fall to Tigers 6-1 after benches clear

White Sox fall to Tigers 6-1 after benches clear

DETROIT | The final inning of Chris Sale's stellar season was certainly an eventful one.

September 24, 2014 5:45 pm

Cubs' rally falls short in loss to Dodgers

Cubs' rally falls short in loss to Dodgers

CHICAGO | The Cubs fell short in their attempt to split their four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

September 21, 2014 6:56 pm

Garcia's two homers power Sox past Rays

Garcia's two homers power Sox past Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | The long wait through an inning in which the White Sox were backing him with six runs might have damaged John Danks' no-hit chances, but he wasn't complaining.

September 21, 2014 6:00 pm

The Final Farewell: Ovation builds for Jeter

The Final Farewell: Ovation builds for Jeter

NEW YORK | Vinny Milano has spent his whole adult life cheering for Derek Jeter, and getting his pals to join him.

September 21, 2014 5:12 pm

Late rally falls short for Sox

Late rally falls short for Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Nick Franklin hit his first home run with Tampa Bay and Chris Archer pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, leading the Rays to a 3-1 victory over the White Sox on Saturday night.

September 20, 2014 9:54 pm

Coghlan two homers lead Cubs over Dodgers

Coghlan two homers lead Cubs over Dodgers

CHICAGO | Chris Coghlan felt fortunate just to get an opportunity with the Cubs this season. He came through with a career game on Saturday.

September 20, 2014 5:54 pm

Konerko returns as White Sox beat Rays

Konerko returns as White Sox beat Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Paul Konerko is set to finish his career on the field after an injury threatened to keep him a spectator.

September 19, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Five-run seventh gives Dodgers a win over Cubs

CHICAGO |  Dee Gordon and pinch-hitter Andre Ethier hit RBI doubles in Los Angeles' five-run seventh inning, and the Dodgers rallied to beat the  Cubs 8-4 on Thursday night and extend their lead in the NL West.

September 18, 2014 8:30 pm

K.C. roughs up Sox ace Sale

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Royals roughed up White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.

September 17, 2014 8:30 pm

Hendricks wins again, pitches Cubs past Reds

CHICAGO | Kyle Hendricks kept up his impressive rookie season, pitching seven strong innings as the Cubs beat the Reds 3-1 Wednesday night for a sweep.

September 17, 2014 8:30 pm

Barry Bonds appeal heads back to court

Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments Thursday on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his…

September 17, 2014 5:30 pm

AL HAMNIK: Minnesota Twins' Jordan Schafer fits hero role nicely

AL HAMNIK: Minnesota Twins' Jordan Schafer fits hero role nicely

Jeff Konopasek probably didn't know he had this many friends who cared.

September 15, 2014 5:00 pm

Sox lose to Twins despite Abreu's 35th homer

Sox lose to Twins despite Abreu's 35th homer

CHICAGO | After not hitting a home run in 80 plate appearances, Jose Abreu of the White Sox now has gone deep in consecutive days.

September 14, 2014 6:15 pm
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