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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16: The San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants’ World Series Win Won’t Make Them A Dynasty

The San Francisco Giants could win a third World Series in five seasons by beating the Kansas City Royals. But it won’t make them a dynasty.

10/20/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 11: Alcides Escobar #2 celebrates with teammate Billy Butler #16 after scoring on Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals RBI single to left field in the ninth inning against Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: It’s All Kansas City In The American League Playoffs

The Royals have a six-game winning streak in the 2014 MLB postseason. And now they head back to Kansas City with a 2-0 lead over the Orioles in the ALCS.

10/12/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Championship Series Is Set

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.

10/07/2014

Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals scores on a wild pitch in the eighth inning during their American League Wild Card game against the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals Beat A’s 9-8 In 12 In AL Wild-Card Thriller

Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball’s postseason.

10/01/2014

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 19: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals delivers to home plate during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Wild-Card Tale Of Two Underdogs

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.

09/30/2014

Zack Wheeler of the New York Mets pitches against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on August 20, 2014. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mets Hammer Samardzija, Then Hold On To Beat Athletics

Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer, Eric Campbell also connected and the New York Mets beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak.

08/20/2014

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7 Great Fan Catches Using A Hat

Here are seven great fan catches using a hat.

08/04/2014

Yoenis Cespedes was traded to the Boston Red Sox on July 31, 2014. (Photo Credit: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

5 MLB Trade Deadline Winners

After one of the craziest MLB trade deadlines ever, let’s take a look at who made the best moves of the day.

08/01/2014

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Top 5 Starting Rotations If The Playoffs Started Today

By Jordan Tracy The trade deadline has come and gone. All that is left is possibly waiver wire trades that could include someone like Cliff Lee being dealt but major moves have been made before […]

07/31/2014

MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 01: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim singles in the top of the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 01, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Compelling Stories On West Coast Dominate As MLB Second Half Begins

Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a long series of smiles for players and fans. But the break is over now, and the real fun begins Friday night. It should be quite an exciting ride to the finish line.

07/17/2014

Jeff Francis, then of the Cincinnati Reds, throws a pitch during the second game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park on May 15, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Yankees Acquire Veteran Left-Hander Jeff Francis From Oakland

Desperate for anything resembling pitching, the Yankees looked West on Friday and found some relief.

07/11/2014

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6 MLB All-Stars That You May Not Know

Here are 6 MLB All-Stars that you may not know.

07/11/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets reacts in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Citi Field on June 25, 2014.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets’ Win Streak Ends With 8-5 Loss To Oakland Athletics

Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run double, slumping Brandon Moss had a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics jumped all over an ineffective Zack Wheeler in an 8-5 win over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

06/25/2014

Travis d'Arnaud #15 of the New York Mets celebrates with David Wright #5 after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Citi Field on June 24, 2014.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Chris Young, Mets Rough Up Kazmir, Athletics 10-1

Slumping outfielder Chris Young homered twice, Travis d’Arnaud hit a three-run shot in his return from a demotion and the towel-waving New York Mets roughed up Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics 10-1 on Tuesday night.

06/25/2014

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