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Beaten Giants fan shows progress in ESPN interview (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 5 hours 42 min ago
CAPITOLA, Calif. (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodger fans three years ago outside Dodger Stadium put up his hands and fingers, fist-bumped his mom and talked about his goals in a display of his progress during a new interview aired Wednesday morning.
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Rested and ready: Peavy sees benefit to layoff

Major League Baseball - 14 hours 24 min ago
When Jake Peavy takes the mound to start tonight's Game 2 of the World Series (4:30 p.m. PT airtime/5:07 p.m. PT gametime on FOX), he will be pitching on 10 days' rest, but while such a long layoff can sometimes be difficult for a pitcher, the Giants right-hander thinks it will work to his advantage.
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No fear: Rookie Ventura to bring heat in Game 2

Major League Baseball - 15 hours 20 min ago
Long before the 100-mph fastball, the dynamic 2014 season and the opportunity to start Game 2 of the World Series was a tryout in Guerra, the Dominican city that houses the Royals' academy on that baseball-rich island. It was the summer of 2008. Yordano Ventura came in slightly taller than 5-foot-10, weighing 143 pounds and throwing no harder than 88 mph, sticking out for the wrong reasons.
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Ace-in-waiting Ventura may be Royals' wild card

Major League Baseball - 15 hours 35 min ago
Yordano Ventura, the 23-year-old with the triple-digit fastball, is perfectly positioned to do what No. 1 starter James Shields could not as the Royals' rookie right-hander gets the ball for Game 2 of the World Series against the Giants tonight.
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SF's fast first frame KOs KC, quiets The K

Major League Baseball - 15 hours 43 min ago
If there's a formula for beating the Royals, the Giants found it. Actually, it's the formula baseball teams have been using for more than a century. First things first. The Giants put up three runs in the first inning and cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Royals in Game 1 of the 2014 World Series on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
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Bumgarner is a Royal pain in Series opener

Major League Baseball - 15 hours 51 min ago
Madison Bumgarner padded what was already an impressive World Series resume in Game 1 on Tuesday night, allowing just three hits and one run in seven innings to lead the Giants to a 7-1 win over the Royals in Kansas City.
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Royals expect to bounce back quickly in Game 2

Major League Baseball - 16 hours 12 min ago
Tuesday night's Game 1 defeat snapped the Royals' record streak of eight consecutive victories to open the 2014 postseason while simultaneously raising the stakes for Game 2 tonight.
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Young Ventura, KC out to even set vs. vet Peavy, SF

Major League Baseball - 16 hours 13 min ago
The 1985 Royals lost Game 1 of the World Series at home. Heck, they lost Game 2, too. And we know how that one turned out. So the Royals need look no further than their own organizational history to know they can recover from the drubbing they endured at the hands of the Giants on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Both clubs are hoping their starter can go deep in Game 2, with Kansas City youngster Yordano Ventura opposing San Francisco elder statesman Jake Peavy.
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Sandoval's October exploits becoming legendary

Major League Baseball - 16 hours 14 min ago
With a 2-for-5, two-RBI performance in the Giants' 7-1 Game 1 victory over the Royals, Pablo Sandoval improved his lifetime postseason batting average to .328. That moved him above Babe Ruth and just about everyone else on baseball's all-time list. Among players with at least 125 playoff plate appearances, Sandoval now ranks ninth.
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Streaky good: MadBum, Giants cruise in Game 1

Major League Baseball - 16 hours 26 min ago
Madison Bumgarner continued to ensure his place in baseball history, while the Giants kept pursuing theirs with a 7-1 triumph over the Kansas City Royals in Tuesday night's World Series opener at Kauffman Stadium.
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And away they go: SF, MadBum keep winning on the road

Major League Baseball - 16 hours 30 min ago
The Giants are 5-1 on the road this postseason. And for a club that hasn't had home-field advantage in any of the rounds, road performance is a necessity. The other half of it is this: The opposition can't have a home-field advantage when Madison Bumgarner starts on the road, in the postseason, for the Giants. He gives up runs in October at roughly the rate of one every four years.
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Giants-Royals, World Series Game 1: Did you know?

Major League Baseball - 16 hours 31 min ago
From the importance of winning Game 1 of the World Series, to Madison Bumgarner's historic numbers, to the Giants' overall postseason success, here's a look at some of the interesting facts and figures from Tuesday night in Kansas City.
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Giants showcase stellar defense against Royals

Major League Baseball - 16 hours 36 min ago
The most unsung aspect of the Giants' success is how well they play defense. Alas, when shortstop Brandon Crawford booted a grounder in the third inning of Game 1 in the World Series on Tuesday night, it was the first error by a San Francisco position player since the National League Wild Card Game on Oct. 1.
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Royals strike out on third-inning opportunity

Major League Baseball - 16 hours 36 min ago
The one chance the Royals had to get to Madison Bumgarner during Game 1 on Tuesday night was in the third inning, but the club most likely to make contact could not come through when it needed to most.
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Duffy shakes off rust, carries bullpen's burden

Major League Baseball - 17 hours 10 min ago
After being absent from the mound for nearly the entire past three weeks, Danny Duffy tossed three-plus innings of relief for the Royals in their 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series.
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Shields' struggles continue in Series opener

Major League Baseball - 17 hours 18 min ago
A day before he was to throw the first World Series pitch in Kansas City since 1985, James Shields spoke about his propensity for amnesia. The Royals' ace will want to tap into that after a forgettable -- and relatively brief -- Game 1 start on Tuesday night.
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With one swing, Pence silences Kauffman Stadium

Major League Baseball - 17 hours 21 min ago
Kauffman Stadium was awash in blue-towel-waving cacophony for Game 1 on Tuesday night -- until Hunter Pence silenced everything but his own emotions with a homer off James Shields in the first inning.
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Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 17 hours 29 min ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead.


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Bochy's call for pinch-hit bunt proves to be shrewd move

Major League Baseball - 17 hours 29 min ago
It is not a move that Bruce Bochy would probably make in April, or even September for that matter, but the Giants manager knows that October baseball is a different animal. So when he had a chance in the fourth inning of Game 1 of the World Series to tack on some runs in the Giants' 7-1 win and go for the Royals' jugular, he did.
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Pence shakes up Royals with homer in Series opener (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - 17 hours 51 min ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Hunter Pence most definitely found the right place.


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