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Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants walks back to the dugout after pitching in the third inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game 1 of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Giants Top Royals 7-1 In World Series Opener

Madison Bumgarner, who shows virtually no emotion on the mound, carried a shutout into the seventh inning and beat the Royals by a score of 7-1 Tuesday night.

10/22/2014

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5 Fun Facts About The Kansas City Royals

While many people know about the Giants, they are no rookie when it comes to the World Series having won two in the last four years, little is known about the Kansas City Royals. Here are five fun facts about America’s newest favorite team.

10/17/2014

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Rangers Introduce Texas-Native Banister As Manager

The Texas Rangers formally introduced Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as the 18th manager in club history on Friday.

10/17/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 15: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with fans after their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Keidel: Royal Blue Skies For Kansas City

Baseball is trying to be pure again. And when you consider the final four teams in the MLB postseason, they did a good job. The Giants, Cardinals, Orioles and Royals aren’t considered members of the monetary aristocracy, at least not at the level of the Yankees, Red Sox, and Dodgers.

10/17/2014

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Hurdle Describes Rangers’ Banister As ‘Blue Collar, Aggressive’ Manager

The announcement on Thursday that the Texas Rangers have hired Jeff Banister as the team’s next manager was met by one question from many: Who?

10/17/2014

The San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Walk-Off Homer Sends Giants To World Series

Travis Ishikawa made good on the big stage only a few months removed from the minors, hitting the first homer to end an NLCS on a three-run drive that lifted San Francisco to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 on Thursday night.

10/17/2014

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4 Umpires Get Their 1st World Series Calls

Boosted by their strong results on replay challenges this season, several umpires will get to work the World Series for the first time.

10/17/2014

Evan Meek #47 and bench coach Jeff Banister #17 of the Pittsburgh Pirates  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

New Rangers Coach Jeff Banister: A Pittsburgh Perspective

Jeff Banister isn’t just one of the finest baseball men I’ve met in a clubhouse — he’s one of the finest men I have met, period.

10/16/2014

The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Royals In World Series After ALCS Sweep

With another tight win over the Orioles, the Royals captured their first the AL championship since 1985. That was also the last time that they were in the playoffs.

10/16/2014

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Rangers Announce Manager Candidate Finalists

Bench coach Tim Bogar, the Rangers’ interim manager for the final 22 games after Ron Washington’s sudden resignation, is among three finalists for the Texas manager’s job.

10/14/2014

2. Baltimore Orioles (89-60)

MLB Playoff Games Running Longer

Nail-biting tension. Extra-inning excitement. Game-changing home runs. Baseball’s postseason has offered up a lot of drama, if you can stay awake long enough to see it.

10/14/2014

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5 Baseball Robberies From 2014 You Have To See

It’s time once again to look back at some of the greatest moments from the 2014 season. Who doesn’t love a robbery?!

10/10/2014

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