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  1. There was a Tim Lincecum sighting last night! But then he went away again.

    Oct 23, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

    Tim Lincecum

    The Freak was back last night. And he did OK, though he left with a stiff back.

  2. At least Hunter Strickland entertained us last night

    Oct 23, 2014, 7:44 AM EDT

    Hunter Strickland

    The rookie didn’t have control. With his pitches or with his emotions.

  3. Giants should give Yusmeiro Petit the Game 4 start

    Oct 23, 2014, 2:25 AM EDT

    Yusmeiro Petit

    Petit deserves the nod over probable starter Ryan Vogelsong.

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

    Oct 22, 2014, 11:34 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Oct 22, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT

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

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

    Oct 22, 2014, 9:48 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Oct 22, 2014, 9:03 PM EDT

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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 …

  8. 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.

  9. 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 …

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.”

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

    Oct 22, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

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    Jake Peavy vs. Yordano Ventura.

  17. 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

    CC Sabathia

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

  18. 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.

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