| 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
| 9:31 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Giants reliever Hunter Strickland began jawing at catcher Salvador Perez in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, the Royals knew they finally had arrived.
Up until then, they were just the...
| 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 21, 2014
| 6:55 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Giants Game 2 starter Jake Peavy considers himself a "laid-back" guy, saying he prefers kicking back during the winter "and letting life come to me. "
But that doesn't mesh with the Peavy who talks to himself and gets a bit...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:54 PM
The Tribune’s Mark Gonzales answers readers’ questions about the possibility of Justin Grimm returning to the rotation, Kris Bryant’s exclusion from the 40-man roster, and Welington Castillo’s future:
Q: Justin Grimm originally...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Job 1 for Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday: pitch the Dodgers to the National League West championship. He wins, and they clinch, with the San Francisco Giants on hand to witness the party.
Win or lose, Kershaw can etch his name in baseball's record book,...
| Sep 14, 2014
For the last couple of months, the Dodgers have celebrated each of their home runs by turning on a machine that dispenses soap bubbles in their dugout.
Yasiel Puig, who hit his last home run July 31, has never turned on that machine.
"One of these...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 9:27 PM
Strange things can sometimes bring a team together, unexpected things.
The Dodgers were wiped out, 9-0, in the opener Friday of their key series with the Giants and lost starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu to injury. Catcher A.J. Ellis said it felt like they&...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:13 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Right-hander Tim Lincecum pitched his second career no-hitter Wednesday and second in two seasons against the San Diego Padres, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 victory at AT&T Park.
Lincecum recorded his seventh career shutout...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:23 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Chris Withrow had a 2.60 earned-run average as a rookie last season. He hasn't given up a single run in his six relief appearances this year.
But the hard-throwing 25-year-old right-hander isn't comfortable.
"I always feel like...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:37 PM
Maybe it just had to be a taxing loss.
In a game that took nearly five hours, went 12 innings and used 15 pitchers, the Giants kept wasting scoring opportunities until they finally found their way to Dodgers reliever Brandon League.