| Oct 26, 2014
| 11:31 PM
Madison Bumgarner did all he could do to clinch being selected the most valuable player of the World Series. Two games, two victories, one run and, in the last game here this season, one loud “M-V-P” chant from the home fans.
For the San...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Hundreds of front-office executives, managers, coaches and scouts will descend upon San Diego this week for Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings, all with the singular purpose of molding their teams into World Series contenders.
| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:44 PM
They made a mockery out of the home-field advantage. They finished six games out of first place. Their best player was missing in action during the World Series.
Yeah, all that and $8 will get you a bunch of garlic fries at AT&T Park — the home of...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:33 PM
In baseball, the season of giving is upon us yet again.
This is the season of free agency, the time of year when teams bestow riches upon the finest players in all the land.
This used to be the season of the Angels and Dodgers. To Albert Pujols,...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 11:50 PM
Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique.
“I know absolutely nothing,” the Kansas City first baseman said. “I've heard nothing but good things about it, the atmosphere and the energy the crowd...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 11:22 PM
The third baseman was throwing up before the game. The right fielder was leading a group hug. The manager, as stoic as stoic gets, took off his cap and slammed it to the ground when the game did not go his team's way.
Those were your victors.
| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:37 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez hit a two-run double and Omar Infante belted a two-run homer in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 11:15 PM
The manager walked to the mound to remove the pitcher. An umpire escorted the pitcher back to the dugout.
That was the lingering image of a weird confrontation during Game 2 of the World Series. The Kansas City Royals had just awakened themselves from...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The Kansas City Royals might have skipped the World Series for three decades, but they have an identity now. Ladies and gentlemen, the Royals Way: a lockdown bullpen, suffocating defense and speed to kill.
The Oakland Athletics have a way, the zig-when-...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:00 PM
WORLD SERIES: GIANTS VS. ROYALS
POS; PLAYER; AVG.; HR; RBI; COMMENT
SS; Alcides Escobar; .285; 3; 50; .283 first half, .287 second half, .278 postseason.
RF; Nori Aoki; .285; 1; 43; Jarrod Dyson is designated runner...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 11:14 PM
As Travis Ishikawa circled the bases — levitated, really — after hitting the home run that sent the San Francisco Giants to the World Series, he saw a teammate approaching him. Ishikawa was rounding second base and heading for third, and all...