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A lot goes right for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It’s a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager. Mere mention of anything about a dynasty during the World Series …


Madison Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 to win World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated a World Series performances for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years …


Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse …


Giants win World Series; Spokane’s Affeldt gets victory

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 28, 2014, 9:10 p.m.

Royals rout Giants to force Game 7 in World Series

The raucous roar at Kauffman Stadium swelled with every batter in the second inning and then got louder the rest of the night.


Brain teaser

SAN FRANCISCO – Some extra postseason pillow time has Brandon Crawford and the San Francisco Giants dreaming about another World Series championship. Sweet dreams, indeed.


Bumgarner puts Giants one win away from crown

SAN FRANCISCO – With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats. The long, tall lefty kept slinging away and put the San Francisco Giants just …


Bumgarner does it again as Giants take 3-2 lead

Madison Bumgarner smothered the Kansas City Royals for the second time in a week, pitching a four-hitter that led the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 victory Sunday night and …


Giants beat Royals to even Series at 2

SAN FRANCISCO – Down three runs and in danger of getting pushed to the World Series brink, Pablo Sandoval and the San Francisco Giants raised up some Panda-monium. Sandoval’s single …


Giants rally, crush Royals to knot series

Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval charged up a pulsating crowd with their shouts and swings, and the San Francisco Giants surged past the Kansas City Royals 11-4 Saturday to tie …


Royals edge Giants for 2-1 World Series lead

SAN FRANCISCO – All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just …


Royals take series lead with Game 3 win

Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow Series newcomer Tim Hudson, four Royals relievers combined on four hitless innings and Kansas City beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night for a 2-1 …


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 …


Series breakdown

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


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.