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Sports Briefing | Baseball: Ratings for the World Series Remain on the Low Side

3 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Game 4 on Saturday had an average of 10.7 million viewers, and Game 5 on Sunday had an average of 12.6 million.

Peavy's Son Ready to Bring Home Cable Car for Win

3 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Jake Peavy's son is eager for dad to bring home the World Series championship, and a cable car.

On Baseball: Buster Posey Has a Lot of Derek Jeter in Him

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Those who said we might never see a player like Derek Jeter anytime soon were perhaps overlooking Giants catcher Buster Posey.

On Baseball: World Series 2014: 1985 Royals Among Teams to Overcome 3-2 Deficit

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Giants are one win from the title, but 8 of the last 10 teams that headed home with a 3-2 World Series deficit, including the Royals in 1985, rallied to win.

Singer Aaron Lewis Apologizes for Botching Anthem

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Aaron Lewis has apologized for botching the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during his performance before Game 5 of the World Series.

Police Investigating Death of Cardinals Prospect Taveras

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny on Monday called the death of Oscar Taveras, a top prospect killed in a car accident, "a horrible loss of a life."

Baseball's Best: Madison Bumgarner Joins an Elite List

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

We calculate a new index — the Matty Score — to rank the top pitchers World Series history. Bumgarner joins Christy Mathewson, Sandy Koufax and others.

Giants, Royals Ready for Wild World Series Finish

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Madison Bumgarner barely broke a smile walking around the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse late Sunday night following a brilliant pitching performance that has his team one win from another World Series title.

Giants Ace Dazzles Royals and San Francisco Crowd

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Madison Bumgarner was fully focused with the ball on Sunday, dazzling the Kansas City Royals with his arsenal of pitches and sublime command but the 25-year-old lefty could not help but hear tributes from the roaring crowd.

Wounded Royals Happy to Head Home for Game Six

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Royals were eager to get out of San Francisco and head home to Kansas City after being shut out by Madison Bumgarner, who put his name in the World Series record books in Sunday's Game Five.

Crawford Helps Giants Move to Brink of Title

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Brandon Crawford thought back to 2002, when he was 15. He's pretty sure he sat in the stands for a World Series game in San Francisco, though he's not sure which one.

Strong Defense Has Giants Win From Series Title

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Pablo Sandoval debuted a leaping, celebratory twirl that came on spontaneously after another dazzling night of defense.

Bumgarner Puts Giants on Brink of World Series

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Madison Bumgarner's patience paid off Sunday as the San Francisco ace dominated Kansas City in a complete-game 5-0 shutout that moved the Giants one win away from another World Series title.

Shields' Solid Start Can't Save Royals in Game 5

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

James Shields became "Tough Luck James" in Game 5 of the World Series.

Bumgarner, Giants Blank Royals for 3-2 Series Lead

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.

Giants 5, Royals 0: World Series 2014: Madison Bumgarner and Giants Shut Down Royals and Close In on Title

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Bumgarner threw a complete-game shutout as San Francisco defeated Kansas City to take a three-games-to-two lead.

Cardinals Outfielder Oscar Taveras, 22, Dies in Crash

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Word of Taveras’s death in a car crash in the Dominican Republic spread during the early innings of Game 5 of the World Series at AT&T Park, where Taveras played his final game Oct. 16.

St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Taveras Killed in Car Crash

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, considered one of baseball's brightest prospects, was killed in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, the team said in a statement.

Royals’ Base Stealers Are in Neutral. One Reason: They’re Not on Base.

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Kansas City, which led the major leagues in stolen bases the past two seasons, had just one steal in the first four games of the World Series as its on-base percentage plummeted.

With Giants in Series, One Rock Song Goes On and On and On and On

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Giants have adopted Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” as an anthem, and Steve Perry, a fan of the team, regularly leads crowds in singalongs at AT&T Park.

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