World Series

Madison Bumgarner #40 celebrates with Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants after defeating the Kansas City Royals 5-0 in Game Five of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Bumgarner, Giants Blank Royals For 3-2 World Series Lead

Madison Bumgarner put the San Francisco Giants just one win from yet another championship, throwing a four-hitter to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 Sunday night for a 3-2 Series edge.

10/27/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 21: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Pitching Matchup Favors Giants In Game 5

The Giants rolled over the Royals in World Series Game 4. A Bumgarner-Shields pitching matchup in Game 5 points to another Giants win.

10/26/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 15: Yusmeiro Petit #52 of the San Francisco Giants reacts in the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Four of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 4

The Giants romped the Royals in World Series Game 4, which saw the teams combine for 15 runs and 28 hits. Here are 5 things you missed.

10/26/2014

Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants slides home as he scores in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game 4 of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on Oct. 25, 2014, in San Francisco, Calif. (credit: Getty Images)

Giants Surge Past Royals 11-4 To Tie Series 2-All

Pablo Sandoval’s single set up Hunter Pence to score the tying run in the fifth inning and the 2012 Series MVP followed with a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth.

10/26/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24: Greg Holland #56 of the Kansas City Royals pitches in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: World Series Game 4 Will Be Another Close One

Game 3 was pivotal in the World Series. And the Kansas City Royals’ win forces the San Francisco Giants to play from behind in Game 4.

10/25/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals hits a RBI single in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 3

The Kansas City Royals eked out a win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of the World Series. Here are 5 things you missed.

10/25/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24:  The Kansas City Royals celebrate the 3-2 victory against the San Francisco Giants during Game Three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Royals Edge Giants 3-2, Take 2-1 World Series Lead

Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2.

10/24/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Getting More Value From Payroll Than Giants

The Kansas City Royals are one of MLB’s thriftiest teams, while the San Francisco Giants are one of its highest-spending teams.

10/24/2014

AT&T Park in San Francisco (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

At 1-All, World Series Moves To ‘Quirky’ AT&T Park

Tim Hudson starts for the Giants against Jeremy Guthrie as the Royals play their first game in San Francisco since 2005, when they took two of three.

10/24/2014

An exterior view of San Francisco's AT&T Park on Oct. 28, 2010 . (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Toss Up Of A World Series Shifts To Quirky AT&T Park In San Francisco

Eric Hosmer, Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas and most of the Royals will get their first look at quirky AT&T Park in San Francisco during a workout Thursday. Then it’s on to Game 3 on Friday with Kansas City and the Giants tied at 1-all.

10/23/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 21: Billy Butler #16 of the Kansas City Royals hits a single in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 2

The Royals evened things up with the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series. Here are 5 things you missed.

10/23/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Omar Infante #14 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Even Up World Series; Giants Not Worried

The Royals were back to their old selves against the Giants in Game Two. The World Series heads to San Francisco this weekend.

10/23/2014

Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland exchange words in the sixth inning during Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

World Series: Tempers Flare As Giants’ Bullpen Melts Down In Game 2

Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Royals streamed from their dugout, the Giants from their own. The World Series suddenly had some life.

10/23/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22:  Omar Infante #14 of the Kansas City Royals wrams up before Game Two of the 2014 World Series against the San Francisco Giants at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals Beat Giants 7-2, World Series Knotted At 1-All

Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2.

10/23/2014

Jake Peavy (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

World Series Game 2: Royals Out To Even It Up Vs. Giants’ Peavy

Depending how Jake Peavy does for San Fran on Wednesday night against Kansas City rookie Yordano Ventura, this World Series could quickly shape up as an even match or a mismatch.

10/22/2014

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