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  1. Madison Bumgarner tosses 5-0 shutout in Game 5 to send Giants up 3-2 in the World Series over the Royals

    Oct 26, 2014, 11:19 PM EDT

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    The Giants head to Kansas City for Game 6 of the World Series against the Royals with a 3-2 series lead after Madison Bumgarner tossed a 5-0 shutout on Sunday night.

  2. Madison Bumgarner is dealing, Giants lead Royals 2-0 through six innings in Game 5

    Oct 26, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner

    Madison Bumgarner is in the midst of yet another terrific post-season start. What’s new?

  3. Giants lead Royals 1-0 in the third inning of Game 5

    Oct 26, 2014, 8:59 PM EDT

    A Brandon Crawford RBI ground out gave the Giants an early 1-0 lead in Game 5 of the World Series.

  4. World Series, Game 5: Royals vs. Giants lineups

    Oct 26, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

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    James Shields and Madison Bumgarner square off again, this time in Game 5 of the World Series, which is tied up at 2-2. This is the final game of the series to be played at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The two clubs will travel on Monday for Game 6 (and possibly 7) in Kansas City.

  5. World Series Reset: All things even

    Oct 26, 2014, 9:02 AM EDT

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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.

  6. Giants rout Royals 11-4 in Game 4 to even up the World Series at 2-2

    Oct 26, 2014, 12:09 AM EDT

    2014 World Series Game 4: Kansas City Royals v. San Francisco Giants

    The Giants scored 10 unanswered runs against the Royals en route to an 11-4 win in Game 4 of the World Series. The series is now tied at 2-2 going into Sunday’s Game 5.

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Royals’ World Series rotation: Shields, Ventura, Guthrie, Vargas

    Oct 21, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Yordano Ventura

    That’s the same alignment the Royals used in the ALCS, when they swept the Orioles in four games.

  16. World Series, Game 1: Giants vs. Royals lineups

    Oct 21, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

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    Madison Bumgarner vs. James Shields.

  17. Your Official HardballTalk World Series Preview

    Oct 21, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT

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    If anyone tells you they know what’s going to happen in the next week they’re lying to you. But let’s try to break this thing down all the same.

  18. World Series Reset: Game 1 — finally! — is tonight

    Oct 21, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT

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    After four days without baseball, the World Series finally kicks off. Wait, not, it begins. “Kicks off” is a football term and dumb football is the whole reason we had to wait four days for the World Series to start.

  19. James Shields was in “excruciating pain” and passed a kidney stone during the ALCS

    Oct 20, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT

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    Royals manager Ned Yost chose Jason Vargas over James Shields to start Game 4 of the ALCS and now we know one factor that played into the decision: Shields was busy passing a kidney stone.

  20. Giants rolling with Madison Bumgarner, Jake Peavy in first two games of World Series

    Oct 18, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner

    Madison Bumgarner and Jake Peavy will start Games 1 and 2 of the World Series against the Royals.

  21. The Royals are “not hopeful” that they’ll sign James Shields

    Oct 17, 2014, 9:33 AM EDT

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    Big Game James only has a couple of big games left for Kansas City

  22. Against all expectations, Ned Yost figured it out

    Oct 15, 2014, 10:28 PM EDT

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    Ned Yost’s team is going to the World Series. Ned Yost’s team. Ned Yost…

  23. Wil Myers congratulates the Royals

    Oct 15, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

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    Classy gesture from Rays outfielder Wil Myers, who was once a premier Royals prospect …

  24. The rainout could mean Chris Tillman and James Shields come back for Game 4

    Oct 13, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

    Chris Tillman

    Did you know that, in Chinese, the symbol for rain is the same as the symbol for opportunity? OK, that’s not true, actually.

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