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  1. 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.

  2. 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%.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Ruben Amaro expects A.J. Burnett to be back next season

    Oct 22, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

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    He as 12.75 million reasons to do so.

  9. Pace-of-play experiments in the Arizona Fall League are frustrating some players

    Oct 22, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    No one likes their routines to get messed up, but forgive me if I have trouble caring too terribly much about the complaints voiced thus far.

  10. Will Game 1 loss linger for Royals?

    Oct 22, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    The celebration was over before it really began Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Can the Royals get the party started again?

  11. Giants inhaling the air of superiority after Game 1

    Oct 22, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

    Giants, Hunter Pence bring down the house in Kansas City. It may be a sign of things to come.

  12. The Twins are down to three managerial candidates

    Oct 22, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Paul Molitor remains the frontrunner.

  13. What’s in a name? “Big Game” James did not come up big for Kansas City

    Oct 22, 2014, 7:53 AM EDT

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    Not living up to a nickname: forgivable. Not giving your team a chance to win in the World Series: a way bigger problem.

  14. World Series Reset: The Royals look to pick themselves up off the mat

    Oct 22, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

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    And to fight history: 15 of the last 17 Game 1 winners have gone on to win the World Series.

  15. Royals’ World Series hopes in Yordano Ventura’s hands

    Oct 22, 2014, 12:58 AM EDT

    It’s up to the rookie in Wednesday’s Game 2.

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

    Oct 21, 2014, 11:41 PM EDT

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

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

    Oct 21, 2014, 11:06 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Oct 21, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

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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.

  19. Giants take early lead in Game 1 of World Series

    Oct 21, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

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    The Giants exploded for three runs in the top of the first inning on singles by Gregor Blanco and Buster Posey, a double by Pablo Sandoval, and a Hunter Pence two-run homer to center field.

  20. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady rooting for his hometown Giants in the World Series

    Oct 21, 2014, 8:13 PM EDT

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posted this picture on his Facebook page this evening with a caption that reads “Gearing up to watch my hometown Giants in the World Series.”

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