Bumgarner, Giants top Royals 7-1 in Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Win or lose, Jake Peavy is a treat to watch when he pitches. He scowls, he shouts, he grimaces, he grins. Never hard to tell how things are going for him. And depending how he does for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night against Kansas City rookie Yordano Ventura, this World Series could quickly shape up as an even match or a mismatch. Madison Bumgarner...
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From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His major league career had hit rock bottom and was heading nowhere. In April 2011, the Seattle Mariners released the Venezuelan pitcher during spring training. After starting his career with four mostly forgettable seasons with the Florida Marlins (2006) and Arizona Diamondbacks (2007-09), Petit was left sitting in...
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Bumgarner still going strong deep into October

  He has now pitched 256 innings this season, including nearly 40 in the playoffs. And it does not appear that Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner has even broken a sweat. “He’s a big, strong boy,” Giants catcher Buster Posey said, smiling as he talked about the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Bumgarner in our post-game interview. “He could probably pitch until December and be fine...
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WATCH: Madison Bumgarner's Scoreless Streak Ended By Kansas City Royals Catcher Salvador Perez

Once again it appeared as if the night was going to belong to San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner. The man was cruising in Game One of the World Series with just a pair of hits, a walk, no runs and five strikeouts through six. Tack on a seven run lead and it is safe to say the man could no wrong.Or could he...Read more »
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Giants Make Statement With 7-1 Win Over Royals In World Series Opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, shutting down the Royals 7-1 on Tuesday night in the World Series opener. From the get-go, the Giants simply did...
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Giants dethrone Royals in Game 1 of World Series

Big Game James was far from that in the Royals first World Series game in 29 years. From the first inning when the Giants battered the changeless Shields for three runs there was no escaping for Shields. It started in the very first at bat with former Royal Gregor Blanco singling on a change up that Shields left up. Following a productive Joe Panik at bat Pablo Sandoval put the Giants...
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Erin Andrews Was Doing Fine, Then She Spoke

First, Erin Andrews tries to bully Buster Posey’s kid, and now she is making up words that Hunter Pence never said. Is Erin Andrews hot? You betcha. Should she be interviewing athletes after World Series Game 1 victories? Apparently not. Postgame Interview Erin Andrews interviewed San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence after the Giants’ Game 1 victory over the Kansas City Royals...
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Bumgarner controls Game 1, Giants win 7-1

The Giants cared enough to send their very best. What other way to describe Madison Bumgarner in the World Series? With their left-handed ace mixing a crackling fastball, a snapping cutter, a sweeping curve and even a surprising, 68-mph yakker, the Giants dealt the Kansas City Royals their first loss of the postseason and took a 7-1 victory in Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Tuesday...
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Erin Andrews’ Awkward Hunter Pence Interview

Erin Andrews' post-game interview with Hunter Pence got awkward after Game 1 of the World Series.
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Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants past Royals in Game 1 of World Series

  Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, shutting down the Royals 7-1 Tuesday night in the World Series opener. From the get-go, the Giants simply did everything right to...
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Tom Brady is rooting for the Giants

The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals got the World Series underway on Tuesday and Tom Brady was among those ready for game 1 to begin. Brady posted the above photo on his Facebook page Tuesday evening, letting everyone know he’s gearing up to watch his Giants win what would be their third championship...Read More
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San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence Making an Early Case for MVP (should the Giants win the Series)

The nation may be cheering for the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series, but the San Francisco Giants may have something to say about that. Hunter Pence has made it clear that he certainly will during Game One Tuesday night. After 7 1/2 innings he is 2-3 including a home run, two RBIs, two runs scored, and a walk.Can anyone say MVP candidate (if the Giants win of course)...Read more »
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David Ortiz Surprises Jake Peavy At WS Presser

These dudes hug it out, like real hard.
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David Ortiz Gives Jake Peavy Big Hug, Interrupts Press Conference (Video)

It’s normally pretty rude to burst in on a player’s press conference, especially when it’s before the World Series. But Jake Peavy didn’t seem to mind. That’s because his unexpected visitor was Boston Red Sox slugger and former teammate David Ortiz, who couldn’t resist bringing the proceedings to a momentary halt to say hello to his former teammate. Your browser does...
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Giants willing to lose DH to sub for Morse

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated before Tuesday's World Series opener that he would prefer to stick with his usual substitution strategy involving Michael Morse, Juan Perez and Travis Ishikawa instead of tailoring his moves to American League rules for Games 1 and 2 of the World Series. Bochy said he is "more than likely" to use Perez to pinch-run for Morse, the...
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Kansas City Royals and SF Giants Meet in a Clash of Cultures

The 2014 World Series is being painted as a clash between two very different baseball clubs, but not for the right reasons. This has been a storyline that practically writes itself (and is doing so over and over again). Here’s the party line: what we have is the San Francisco Giants and their recent 2010 and 2012 World Series championships, versus the young Kansas City Royals who...
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San Francisco Giants: World Series keys

Like clockwork, the San Francisco Giants have made another unexpected postseason run in an even year. Champions in 2010 and 2012, the 2014 Giants are four wins away from continuing their every-other-year championship tradition. Similar to their previous successes, the Giants have been dubbed underdogs by experts and analysts for all of their playoff series. While their backs haven’t...
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San Francisco Giants dynasty status four wins away

How did we get here?I'm not sure I can answer without shaking my head incredulously and rambling uncontrollably. I'm not sure if the Giants themselves can answer that question. Although the simple answer may just be "Champion Blood".To put it more simply, they just have "it". "It" could mean anything. Difficult to define, but you know it when...
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Giants Manager Bruce Bochy Has The Biggest Head In Baseball

According to ESPN’s Major League Baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian, San Francisco Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy walks around with the biggest human head in all of professional baseball. Bruce Bochy was an MLB catcher from 1978-87 and while playing baseball; the .239 career hitter wore a hat size that was 8 and 1/4. For fans that want to get an idea of exactly how huge Bochy’s hat...
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Hunter Pence Is Selling His Beloved Electric Scooter For Charity

Hunter Pence’s love for his electric scooter is no secret. The quirky San Francisco Giants outfielder is known for commuting to and from AT&T Park on it, and when it was stolen back in May, there was an all-out manhunt (scooterhunt?) for the vehicle that thankfully led to it being returned just two days later. But now Pence is selling it. As it turns out, Pence couldn...
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Tim Hudson Finally Makes It to the World Series –

After sixteen years, three teams, 457 career starts, 3003.0 innings pitched, 214 career wins, and 2016 career strikeouts, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson finally makes it to the World Series.  In his first season with the Giants, Hudson is slated to start Game 3 of the World Series in front of the home crowd in San Francisco.  Before this season, the 38-year old...
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Jake Peavy Reflects On Red Sox-Giants Trade, Cherishes 2013 Boston Bond

Jake Peavy has the Boston Red Sox’s 2013 World Series victory in his back pocket. Peavy told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo over the weekend that several members of the Red Sox’s 2013 team still have a text message thread going, with Dustin Pedroia even checking in since the pitcher was traded to the San Francisco Giants in July. As the Giants prepare for their World Series...
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No states are rooting for the Giants in the World Series

It was just four years ago that the San Francisco Giants were America’s cinderella team. Going up against the Texas Rangers back in the 2010 World Series, not many expected the Giants to pull out the first championship in their west coast history. But dominating their way through a five-game series win over the Rangers, Bruce Bochy’s squad started a run that has turned into three...
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Giants-Royals: World Series “Tale of the Tape”

With the World Series beginning, it’s time for some analysis. But all due respect to the sabermetrics folks, the Oakland A’s have long-since been eliminated from the postseason. That means the best way to analyze the Giants-Royals matchup is with a good, old-fashioned Tale of the Tape. Get ready to be informed. Big Names Giants: Hunter Pence, Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey,...
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