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Royals get first look at San Francisco’s unique stadium

SAN FRANCISCO – Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball …


Royals beat Giants, even World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the …


Rest or rust?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in …


S.F. stations ban ‘Royals’ during Series

Let the silliness begin. Two San Francisco radio stations have banned Lorde’s monster hit, “Royals,” during the World Series. Stations 104.5 KFOG and 96.5 KOIT have pulled “Royals” from their …


Series breakdown

A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Giants and Royals: Schedule


Time to shake off the rust and play ball!

Going into Game 1 of the World Series tonight (Tuesday) at Kauffman Stadium, both teams will deal with a familiar issue this deep into the postseason: Does an extended layoff …


Lock-down bullpen trio propels Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of …


Madison Bumgarner gets nod for Giants in World Series opener

The reliable southpaw is getting the ball for another important Game 1. Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will pitch the World Series opener for the San Francisco Giants at Kansas City on …


World Series: Seasoned Giants vs. fresh Royals

Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Plus, they recently flattened Buster Posey and his Giants. So how come …


Travis Ishikawa’s 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

SAN FRANCISCO – Call it the Shot That Shook the Bay. Travis Ishikawa hit the first homer to end an N.L. Championship Series, a three-run shot that gave the San …


Giants beat Cardinals 6-4, move 1 win from Series

SAN FRANCISCO – Buster Posey and the Giants already know how to win in October – even without all this help from the St. Louis Cardinals. Even without home runs, …


Giants beat Cardinals in 10th on Randy Choate wild throw

SAN FRANCISCO – A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 18-inning marathon. These playoff-tested Giants keep finding wacky ways to win in another special October.


Molina injury draws mixed reactions

Yadier Molina missed seven weeks with a thumb injury this summer, and the St. Louis Cardinals actually gained a half-game in the standings. Now the six-time All-Star catcher has a …


Wong’s walk-off ties it up

ST. LOUIS – Kolten Wong hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the resilient St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Sunday …


Wong’s walk-off draws Cards even with Giants

Kolten Wong hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the resilient St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Sunday night, evening the …


Madison Bumgarner shuts down Cardinals in NLCS opener

ST. LOUIS – Madison Bumgarner once again put the San Francisco Giants well on the road to a playoff victory. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the …


Giants vs. Cardinals: Here we go again in NLCS

ST. LOUIS – Two years later, the sting is still fresh for Mike Matheny. His St. Louis Cardinals were seemingly on the verge of a second straight trip to the …


Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright to start NLCS opener

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said rumors that Adam Wainwright is hurt are overblown. Matheny is sticking with the same rotation that clicked in the first round, and Wainwright, …


Carpenter leads Cardinals’ power surge into NLCS

ST. LOUIS – Matt Carpenter became a high-end leadoff man because of his smarts, production and ability to work counts. Now, add: bat to be feared.


After 16 years in, Tim Hudson advances in playoffs

SAN FRANCISCO – Even in his late 30s and a year removed from a devastating ankle injury that cut short his 2013 season in Atlanta, Tim Hudson pictured himself pitching …


Giants top Nationals 3-2, return to NLCS vs Cards

Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett’s bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night to …


Nationals emerge from fog

SAN FRANCISCO – Eye black and uniform still on, Bryce Harper emerged from a different kind of fog than is typically seen in San Francisco. This was the celebratory stuff …


Giants beat Nationals in 18-inning thriller

WASHINGTON – Brandon Belt, Yusmeiro Petit and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, never give up, and …


Jake Peavy, Giants edge Stephen Strasburg, Nats in NLDS opener

WASHINGTON – Put Jake Peavy on the San Francisco Giants, and he suddenly turns into quite a postseason performer. Same for a couple of rookies, Hunter Strickland and Joe Panik.


A capsule look at the NLDS

N.L. Division Series 6: Season series: Nationals won 5-2.


Madison Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance

PITTSBURGH – The San Francisco Giants know what it takes to win this time of year. The Pittsburgh Pirates are still learning. Madison Bumgarner and Brandon Crawford provided a powerful …


Edinson Volquez looks to continue revival against Giants

PITTSBURGH – Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch. During his brief session with Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage on that January day at the team’s …


MLB notes: Giants RHP Matt Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips

San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, an operation that likely will end his season. The three-time All-Star sure hopes not. Giants …


A’s, Giants give Bay Area high hopes for playoffs

The small-budget Oakland Athletics are baseball’s best team at the break in a division featuring some of the sport’s highest-paid stars. The San Francisco Giants are right in the chase …


Lawsuit over beating of Giants fan goes to jury

LOS ANGELES – Jurors in a high-profile negligence lawsuit against the Los Angeles Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt were asked Thursday to decide who was responsible for a beating …