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  1. Giants again strike first, but Royals answer back

    Oct 22, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Oct 22, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

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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 …

  3. Twins sell Kris Johnson to Japanese team

    Oct 22, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Johnson was acquired from the Pirates last year.

  4. Phillies sign catcher John Hester to minor league deal

    Oct 22, 2014, 7:19 PM EDT

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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.

  5. Dan Haren undergoes shoulder surgery

    Oct 22, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

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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.

  6. Tim Lincecum missed the Game 1 introductions because he was throwing up

    Oct 22, 2014, 5:37 PM EDT

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    “I was doing some stuff in the training room.”

  7. Twins decline $3.6 million option on Jared Burton

    Oct 22, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Not so long ago that option looked like it might be a bargain, as Burton went from scrap-heap pickup to one of the league’s best setup men, but he showed major signs of decline this season while throwing 64 innings with a 4.36 ERA.

  8. PANTY RAID! Homeland Security agents confiscate unlicensed Kansas City Royals underwear

    Oct 22, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

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    In other news: Homeland Security agents now conduct raids over things like minor copyright violations.

  9. World Series, Game 2: Giants vs. Royals lineups

    Oct 22, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

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    Jake Peavy vs. Yordano Ventura.

  10. CC Sabathia hasn’t thrown off a mound yet, but says he’s “pretty much back to 100 percent”

    Oct 22, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

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    He’s owed $23 million in 2015, $25 million in 2016, and $25 million or a $5 million buyout for 2017.

  11. Frank White joins the “back in my day …” chorus

    Oct 22, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    “No one ever complained” is not a particularly compelling argument against change, in baseball or in life.

  12. Padres fire hitting coach Phil Plantier

    Oct 22, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

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    This year the Padres scored the fewest runs in baseball, by far, as they totaled 535 runs and the second-to-last Braves scored 573.

  13. Wade Davis’ wife tipped a waiter a World Series ticket

    Oct 22, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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    I think that constitutes more than 15%.

  14. Mets interviewing ex-Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long

    Oct 22, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Long was the Yankees’ hitting coach from 2007-2014 and during that time they scored the second-most runs in baseball, but aging and injuries turned the lineup into one of the league’s worst for the past two seasons and he took the fall.

  15. The Royals asked a fan in Marlins gear to change his shirt last night. He refused.

    Oct 22, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

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    In other news, this answers the age-old question: are there Marlins fans?

  16. HBT Daily: Are the Royals doomed, doomed, doomed?

    Oct 22, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Maybe not. But they really can’t go down 2-0.

  17. Couple bets a baby on the outcome of the World Series

    Oct 22, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    No, they didn’t actually wager a living baby or anything. That would be weird. They just bet on whether they should have one.

  18. The Phillies are thought to be front runners for Yasmany Tomas

    Oct 22, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

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    It may cost them $100 million to get him, but they certainly could use him.

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