10/29/2014 | Did you know: Bumgarner makes history
Madison Bumgarner completed his dominant 2014 postseason in historic fashion on Wednesday night, locking down a scoreless five-inning save to seal the Giants' third World Series title in five years.
10/29/2014 | Giants turn two after replay overturns safe call
Giants manager Bruce Bochy came out on the winning end of a replay challenge in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night. The Royals' Eric Hosmer dove headfirst into first base trying to break up a double play in the third inning, and he was ruled safe by umpire Eric Cooper. But after a two-minute, 57-second review, the call was overturned and Hosmer was ruled out.
10/29/2014 | Royals' Game 7 hero Saberhagen gets call for first pitch
The Royals, perhaps attempting to recapture some of that Game 7 magic, contacted Brett Saberhagen in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's Game 6 and asked him to throw out the ceremonial pitch for Wednesday night's finale. Saberhagen said yes without hesitation.
10/29/2014 | Fan Cave winners wrap up memorable season at Game 7
After watching 2,430 regular-season games plus All-Star Week and a postseason culminating in a World Series Game 7, four MLB Fan Cave Dwellers were each presented with $5,000 and a thanks from Major League Baseball in a pregame field ceremony on Wednesday night before the Giants and Royals met at Kauffman Stadium.
10/29/2014 | Sarah's Take: Royals regal in postseason run
During this postseason, the Royals have become America's Cinderella team. It's difficult to root against the Royals when they haven't been to a World Series in 29 years, and they have only one championship in franchise history.
10/29/2014 | Kansas City police officer honored with Legacy Seat
James Cisneros works off-duty security for the Royals and was stationed in the bullpen during Games 1 and 2. He assumed that his assignment would be the same for Game 7, but on Tuesday afternoon, he got the call telling him that he would have the honor of sitting in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat instead.
10/29/2014 | Starters providing relief in Game 7 not uncommon
The possibility of Giants ace Madison Bumgarner getting a call from the bullpen in Game 7 of the World Series against the Royals on Wednesday night has been discussed so much it would be more of a surprise if he doesn't pitch than if he does. If he does, it wouldn't be unprecedented.
10/29/2014 | Royals fight tooth and nail, fall just short in Game 7
They amazed, energized and captivated a community hungry for postseason baseball after a 29-year lapse and, although they couldn't capture the final prize, the Kansas City Royals made it a battle right to the end. They yielded the World Series championship to the San Francisco Giants, 3-2, in Game 7 on Wednesday night as a hopeful crowd of 40,535 rocked Kauffman Stadium.
10/29/2014 | Trip down memory lane for 1985 champion Royals
There's nothing like a first World Series appearance in 29 years to bring players from the championship team of 1985 back to Kauffman Stadium.
10/29/2014 | Even better: Giants add 2014 Series title to '10, '12
The Giants cast aside all comers, all opponents, from perennial contenders to feel-good stories. They overcame injuries. They became the first team ever to survive four rounds of postseason play. And now they stand alone as World Series champions for the third time in five seasons by topping the Royals, 3-2, in Game 7 on Wednesday night in Kansas City.
10/29/2014 | Reports swirling around Maddon to Cubs
Joe Maddon is on the verge of becoming the Cubs' next manager, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, who earlier reported a deal was done. Maddon's agent and two Cubs sources say they do not have a deal.
10/29/2014 | Reds pick up $10M club option on Cueto for 2015
In transactions that were expected to happen this offseason, MLB.com learned Wednesday that the Reds exercised the $10 million 2015 club option for ace starting pitcher Johnny Cueto and declined options for outfielder Ryan Ludwick and infielder Jack Hannahan.
10/29/2014 | Lineup breakdown: Giants vs. Royals, Game 7
This is it. Game 7 of the World Series between the Giants and the Royals. Here's a breakdown of the lineups.
10/29/2014 | Army to honor Werner for Home Base Program
Red Sox chairman Tom Werner will be presented with the Army's Outstanding Civilian Award for his work with the club's Home Base Program.
10/29/2014 | Coaching staff remains intact for next season
Every member of the Phillies coaching staff will return in 2015.
10/29/2014 | Strickland learns in postseason he has work to do
For Giants right-hander Hunter Strickland, 2014 has been a tale of two Major League seasons. One part of his season has been a dream. The other part has been more a nightmare.
10/29/2014 | MLB Notebook: Rookie, big bats keep Royals' hopes alive
The Royals broke out for 10 runs in Game 6, which was more than enough support for rookie starter Yordano Ventura, who tossed seven shoutout innings to help force a decisive Game 7.
10/29/2014 | In Game 7, starting pitchers can offer relief
Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wouldn't be the first pitcher to make a relief appearance in a World Series sudden-death game after starting earlier in the series. In fact, 55 others have done it before him, though just four have come in the last 25 years.
10/29/2014 | Giants win in Game 7 would put Peavy in exclusive club
Jake Peavy didn't help his cause with a rough Game 6 performance on Tuesday, but he could still join an exclusive club by winning a World Series in consecutive seasons with two teams following his championship with the Red Sox in 2013.
10/29/2014 | Jirschele's third-base signals lost in translation by Royals
Mike Jirschele had one of his busier nights from the third-base coaching box at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night during the Royals' 10-0 Game 6 victory over the Giants.
10/29/2014 | Mourners pay final respects to Taveras at funeral
Grief wore a diamond-stud earring, a fitted gray shirt with a black collar, two metal bracelets and one thick yellow rubber band that read "VIP: Lifestyles Resort."
10/29/2014 | Royals are loaded with fresh arms for Game 7
A 10-0 rout of the Giants in Game 6 on Tuesday -- thanks to the bats and an impressive seven-inning performance from 23-year-old starter Yordano Ventura -- enabled Royals manager Ned Yost to avoid using Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland, and the trio will head into Wednesday night's Game 7 ready to roll.
10/29/2014 | Bochy primed to put up best bullpen in Game 7
Because Bruce Bochy managed most of Game 6 with Game 7 in mind, the Giants will conceivably have Santiago Casilla, Sergio Romo and Jeremy Affeldt for two or more innings apiece. And because Yusmeiro Petit came out after less than an inning, he should be available. Then there's Madison Bumgarner, whose availability gives the Giants an edge the Royals don't have.
10/29/2014 | Peavy bemoans 'lost opportunity'
In the biggest game of his career on Tuesday night against the Royals -- Game 6 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium -- Giants right-hander Jake Peavy didn't make it out of the second inning, but he and manager Bruce Bochy thought it was more bad luck than poor pitches.
10/29/2014 | Butler's emotional ride with Royals headed for Game 7
Billy Butler has been a consistent presence in the Royals' lineup for eight seasons, but nothing the designated hitter has witnessed in his career compares to the emotions he has felt during the organization's magical 2014 season.
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