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  1. Salvador Perez drilled by pitch, but stays in Game 7

    Oct 29, 2014, 9:06 PM EST

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    Royals catcher Salvador Perez was plunked in the left leg — just above his knee — in the bottom of the second inning by Giants starter Tim Hudson and took a long time to make it back to his feet and then down to first base. But he’s back out there behind the plate for the top of the third inning.

  2. Colin Kaepernick: “I’m saying the Giants are coming out”

    Oct 29, 2014, 8:05 PM EST

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    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talked Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday afternoon …

  3. Braves expected to make qualifying offer to Ervin Santana

    Oct 29, 2014, 7:08 PM EST

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    Santana turned down a qualifying offer (worth one year, $14.1 million) last offseason from the Royals and then couldn’t find a multi-year contract to his liking on the open market, so he may consider accepting the thing this time around.

  4. Video: Last night’s pre-game moment of silence for Oscar Taveras and Edilia Arvelo

    Oct 29, 2014, 6:23 PM EST

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    In case you missed this touching tribute before Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night …

  5. Video: Royals’ seven-run second inning

    Oct 28, 2014, 11:52 PM EST

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    The Royals turned Game 6 of the World Series into a rout early on, plating seven runs against the Giants in the bottom of the second inning. Here’s how those runs scored, via MLB.com …

  6. Giants opt to rest Buster Posey in the seventh inning

    Oct 28, 2014, 10:59 PM EST

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    White flag? Smart move? Both? Probably both. Trailing the visiting Royals 9-0 in the middle of the seventh inning of Game 6 of the World Series, the Giants have removed star catcher Buster Posey.

  7. All nine of the Royals’ starters recorded a hit by the end of the third inning of Game 6

    Oct 28, 2014, 10:07 PM EST

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    A cool stat that just flashed across the screen on the FOX broadcast of World Series Game 6 …

  8. Jake Peavy pulled in second inning as Royals grab big early lead in World Series Game 6

    Oct 28, 2014, 9:13 PM EST

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    Giants starter Jake Peavy suffered a bruised right thumb while trying to reach for a foul ball in Game 3 of the World Series last Friday in San Francisco and didn’t have much finish on his pitches out of the gate in Game 6.

  9. Royals’ Game 6 starter Yordano Ventura is dedicating his outing to Oscar Taveras

    Oct 28, 2014, 8:05 PM EST

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    Yordano Ventura became good friends with Oscar Taveras while the two were playing in the Double-A Texas League and they had made plans to spend time together this winter in their native country, the Dominican Republic. “But I guess not,” Ventura said solemnly to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com on Monday afternoon.

  10. Royals will start Jeremy Guthrie in potential Game 7

    Oct 28, 2014, 7:43 PM EST

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    Royals manager Ned Yost announced to the media Tuesday in Kansas City — a few hours prior to Game 6 of the World Series — that Jeremy Guthrie will get the nod if his club is able to force a Game 7.

  11. The lights are on in right field tonight at Busch Stadium in memory of Oscar Taveras

    Oct 28, 2014, 6:58 PM EST

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    Taveras was supposed to compete for the Cardinals’ starting right field job next spring. He died alongside his girlfriend Edilia Arvelo in a car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic.

  12. Ross Ohlendorf elects to become a free agent

    Oct 28, 2014, 6:09 PM EST

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    CSNWashington.com’s Mark Zuckerman reports that right-handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf has elected to become a free agent after being activated from the 60-day disabled list Wednesday and outrighted off the Nationals’ 40-man roster.

  13. Video: Giants’ offense explodes in Game 4

    Oct 26, 2014, 10:49 AM EST

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    MLB.com has spliced together this recap of the Giants’ Game 4 late-innings offensive explosion …

  14. World Series Reset: All things even

    Oct 26, 2014, 9:02 AM EST

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    The Giants rallied to a victory in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night and now get to throw their ace in Game 5.

  15. Royals even up World Series with 7-2 Game 2 victory

    Oct 22, 2014, 11:34 PM EST

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    Yordano Ventura held the Giants to two runs over five-plus innings and the Kansas City offense awoke for seven runs on 10 hits as the Royals evened up the 2014 World Series at a win apiece with a 7-2 Game 2 victory on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

  16. Royals grab commanding lead and benches clear in sixth inning of World Series Game 2

    Oct 22, 2014, 10:40 PM EST

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    The host Royals have the visiting Giants right where they want them in Game 2 of the World Series.

  17. World Series Game 2 tied 2-2 through five innings

    Oct 22, 2014, 9:48 PM EST

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    Game 2 of the World Series has been a back-and-forth affair thus far, with the visiting Giants scoring single runs in the first and fourth innings and the Royals scoring in the first and second. It’s all square at 2-2 as the action shifts to the top of the sixth.

  18. Craig Kimbrel wins Trevor Hoffman Award; Greg Holland gets Mariano Rivera Award

    Oct 22, 2014, 9:03 PM EST

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    Major League Baseball announced in April that two new regular-season awards would be handed out every year, going to the top reliever in each league. The NL’s award was named after Trevor Hoffman and the AL’s was named after Mariano Rivera. Here, via MLB’s Twitter account, are the first recipients …

  19. Giants again strike first, but Royals answer back

    Oct 22, 2014, 8:39 PM EST

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    The Giants jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning Tuesday before eventually winning Game 1 of the World Series in a 7-1 rout. And they got off to another fast start in Game 2 on Wednesday night, but the Royals were able to answer right back.

  20. Statcast: Brandon Crawford’s over-the-shoulder catch from Game 1 of the World Series

    Oct 22, 2014, 8:05 PM EST

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    Statcast, the new 3D tracking technology from MLB Advanced Media, gives us this unique look at Brandon Crawford’s rangy catch to rob Omar Infante of a hit Tuesday in Game 1 of the World Series …

  21. Phillies sign catcher John Hester to minor league deal

    Oct 22, 2014, 7:19 PM EST

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    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Phillies have signed catcher John Hester to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

  22. Dan Haren undergoes shoulder surgery

    Oct 22, 2014, 6:24 PM EST

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    Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday on his left (non-throwing) shoulder. He’s expected to be ready for spring training.

  23. Giants stomp Royals 7-1 in World Series Game 1 rout

    Oct 21, 2014, 11:41 PM EST

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    The 2014 Royals have finally dropped a postseason game. And it was an ugly one for the home team.

  24. Royals get on the board on a Salvador Perez home run

    Oct 21, 2014, 11:06 PM EST

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    Giants starter Madison Bumgarner was working on a shutout in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium until Royals catcher Salvador Perez slugged a two-out solo shot over the left field fence.

  25. James Shields driven from Game 1 in the fourth inning

    Oct 21, 2014, 9:49 PM EST

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    Royals manager Ned Yost has gone to the bullpen early in Game 1 of the World Series, lifting starter James Shields after he allowed an RBI single to Giants designated hitter Michael Morse in the top of the fourth inning.

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