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Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wins NLCS MVP (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Fri, 2014-10-17 05:38

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The big man they call MadBum is a playoff MVP.

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Giants, Royals make for Wild World Series

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-10-17 05:34
The Royals and Giants, who will meet in the World Series, are proof that it's possible to get on a roll once you survive the Wild Card Game.
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Five reasons why Giants are going to World Series

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-10-17 05:05
There have been those who felt the Giants, after knocking out the Pirates, were blessed with uncommon good fortune in taking out the Nationals and Cardinals to represent their league against the scalding-hot Royals. But it's worth repeating that luck -- as the great Branch Rickey liked to point out -- is the residue of design. And the Giants' designs are state of the art. Here are five reasons why the Giants won the NL pennant.
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Ishikawa joins rare company with walk-off homer

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-10-17 04:35
Giants left fielder Travis Ishikawa became just the ninth player in history to end a postseason series with a home run on Thursday night. He also became part of an even shorter list of players with a walk-off of any kind to win the NLCS.
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Cardinals-Giants, NLCS Game 5: Did you know?

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-10-17 03:57
For the second time in three games in the NLCS, San Francisco walked off with a win over St. Louis. This time, Travis Ishikawa's three-run homer in the ninth inning propelled the Giants to a 6-3 win in Game 5 on Thursday night and a World Series matchup against the Royals. Here's what you need to know about the Giants' win.
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Ishikawa 3-run homer sends Giants to World Series (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Fri, 2014-10-17 03:41

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

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World Series broadcast schedule announced

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-10-17 03:41
Major League Baseball announced the broadcast schedule for the 2014 World Series, which can be seen on FOX and is set to begin on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.
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MLB.TV to stream live World Series games

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-10-17 03:35
The Giants and Royals open the 110th World Series at 8:07 p.m. ET Tuesday on FOX. Existing MLB.TV subscribers can watch it at no additional cost, and for those who want to get in on the action, signups are underway at just $9.99 for eligible subscribers as this marks the first Fall Classic streamed live online and via mobile with no blackout restriction in the U.S.
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Royals' run to World Series has Kansas City abuzz (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Fri, 2014-10-17 03:22

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- 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 sports universe.

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Charles sees 1969 Mets in 2014 Royals

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-10-17 01:53
As the surprise party raged on in the Royals' clubhouse Wednesday evening -- surprise, the Royals had swept the Orioles in the American League Championship Series -- a man with strong ties to Kansas City baseball celebrated in a more modest manner in his Queens, N. Y., home. Ed Charles celebrated the AL championship as well as his own clairvoyance.
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Rangers hire Pirates' Jeff Banister as new manager (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Fri, 2014-10-17 01:35

The Texas Rangers hired Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager.

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With trip to World Series, Yost proves detractors wrong

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-10-17 00:21
On Wednesday, manager Ned Yost and his Royals completed a sweep of the Orioles in the American League Championship Series to advance to the World Series for the third time in franchise history. Yost, often questioned for the rigidity of his bullpen usage and affinity for the bunt, made tactical adjustments in Kansas City's latest series.
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Banister named manager of Rangers

Major League Baseball - Fri, 2014-10-17 00:06
The Rangers have hired Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister to be their new manager. Banister will be introduced at a press conference on Friday morning at Globe Life Park in Arlington at 11 a.m. CT.
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Wild Card Game comeback spurred Royals' run

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-10-16 23:30
The catalyst for the Royals' magnificent run to the World Series is lodged in that epic comeback victory in the American League Wild Card Game in the eyes of general manager Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost.
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Renovation takes bite out of Wrigley bleachers (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2014-10-16 22:58

CHICAGO (AP) -- Construction equipment is starting to take big bites out of Wrigley Field's exterior outfield walls.

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Vision of Royals GM Dayton Moore comes to fruition (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2014-10-16 22:48

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The memories come back in bits and pieces, and for that he can be forgiven. After all, 29 years have passed since he was standing on the hillside, watching everything unfold.

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Tony Cruz starts at catcher for Cardinals (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Thu, 2014-10-16 22:18

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Catcher Tony Cruz is in the St. Louis lineup for Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Thursday night with the Cardinals facing elimination by the San Francisco Giants.

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