10/29/2014 | Giants were prepared to use 'pen however necessary
Once Madison Bumgarner entered World Series Game 7, he did not speak to anyone about his workload. When Bumgarner consulted pitching coach Dave Righetti, the two discussed only strategy -- at least until Bumgarner walked off the mound after the eighth. At that point, he needed to do nothing more than glance at Righetti.
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Game 7's deliver ecstasy, heartbreak in ultimate drama
Here's a look back at five of the best World Series seventh games before the Giants and Royals hit the field on Wednesday night.
10/29/2014 | Giants resolute heading into final showdown
The Giants face a winner-take-all Game 7 following a 10-0 thrashing in Game 6, but if there's a team that can emotionally bounce back, it is a San Francisco club that has won two of the previous four World Series titles.
10/29/2014 | Belt's misplay aids Royals' big second inning
A miscue by Giants first baseman Brandon Belt on an unusual play in the bottom of the second inning may have been a turning point in a 10-0 Royals win in Game 6 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night.
10/29/2014 | Posey not laying down after missed chance
Buster Posey grounded into a double play with the bases loaded in the third inning, ending what turned out to be the Giants' last good chance to get back in Game 6 after the Royals raced out to a 7-0 lead in the second, but the catcher remained positive heading into Wednesday's matchup that will determine the World Series champion.
10/29/2014 | G6 DYK: KC shutout largest in WS since 1985
The Royals put up some of their best postseason numbers in franchise history en route to a 10-0 victory over the Giants on Tuesday to set up a winner-take-all Game 7 in the World Series. Here are some of the more interesting facts and figures to come out of Game 6.
10/29/2014 | Oldest to start a Game 7, Hudson feeling good
Giants starter Tim Hudson is about to dive headlong into the type of pressure-packed situation that relatively few pitchers have ever seen. Game 7, World Series. Hudson on the mound for the Giants, Jeremy Guthrie for the Royals. Winner take all.
10/29/2014 | Oct. 28 Tim Hudson postgame interview
Giants right-hander Tim Hudson addresses the media after Game 6 of the World Series.
10/29/2014 | All hands on deck in winner-take-all Game 7
This was the way it had to be. For the two Wild Card-winning clubs that could not be denied. For the World Series loaded with punches and counterpunches. For the legion of fans invested either in the Giants' drive for dynasty status or the Royals' scintillating storyline. These two teams have given us so much entertainment in this event, and now they've given us baseball's ultimate gift: Game 7.
10/29/2014 | Playoff pedigree among 10 reasons Giants will win Game 7
Here are 10 reasons why the San Francisco Giants will win Game 7 and the 2014 World Series tonight.
10/29/2014 | Tale of the tape: Giants-Royals, Game 7
Here's a breakdown of the pitching matchup for Game 7 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday night between the Giants' Tim Hudson and the Royals' Jeremy Guthrie.
10/28/2014 | Two great teams, one final showdown
That this World Series will deliver a Game 7 just feels right. This is how this baseball season had to end. The Royals and Giants have already given us a compelling six games, transforming the Fall Classic into a showcase for two gifted teams that have done themselves proud.
10/28/2014 | Oct. 28 Bruce Bochy postgame interview
Giants manager Bruce Bochy addresses the media after Game 6 of the World Series.
10/28/2014 | '79 Bucs last road team to win World Series Game 7
The Pirates made ancient history in 1979: Those Bucs are the last club to win a World Series Game 7 on the road. Since, nine others have tried and come up empty. Wednesday night, the Giants will try to avoid making it 0-for-10.
10/28/2014 | Did you know: Giants-Royals part of Game 7 history
The home team has won each of the last nine World Series Game 7s, dating to 1982. The Royals will host the Giants on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium to decide a winner in the 2014 Fall Classic.
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