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Lincecum needs reliever: Back 'pretty stiff'

Lincecum needs reliever: Back 'pretty stiff'

ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated 12 minutes ago
Banished to the bullpen and absent from the mound since the regular season, Tim Lincecum returned Wednesday night with the Giants trailing the Royals by five runs in the seventh inning.
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  • Royals' combination of Herrera, Davis and Holland stifles Giant…

    Royals' combination of Herrera, Davis and Holland stifles Giants to seal Game 2

    yahoo.com 30 minutes ago
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. โ€“ Following the 7-2 World Series Game 2 win over the San Francisco Giants, a smoke machine pumped fake smoke throughout the air of the Kansas City Royals clubhouse. Or it could have been the residual heat from the Royals bullpen master …
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  • Royals Clobber Giants 7-2 to Even World Series

    Royals Clobber Giants 7-2 to Even World Series

    Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by…
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  • World Series viewers in DC miss Game 2 fireworks due to emergen…

    World Series viewers in DC miss Game 2 fireworks due to emergency test

    yahoo.com 42 minutes ago
    Just as World Series Game 2 got interesting on Wednesday night, Comcast customers who double as baseball fans in and around Washington D.C. were left in the dark about what was going on at Kauffman Stadium. The Kansas City Royals had already struck for …
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  • Butler Delivers 2 Big Hits, KC Evens World Series

    Butler Delivers 2 Big Hits, KC Evens World Series

    nytimes.com MLB.com 1 hour ago
    A big-and-burly thumper still has a place on these flash-and-dash Kansas City Royals, it seems. Especially if he can deliver clutch hits in the World Series, the way Billy Butler did Wednesday night.
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  • Benches clear when tempers flare between Strickland, Perez

    Benches clear when tempers flare between Strickland, Perez

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    As Royals catcher Salvador Perez trotted home to score on Omar Infante's two-run homer in the sixth inning, Giants reliever Hunter Strickland began to yell in Perez's direction. Both dugouts emptied, but order was restored before anything escalated.
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  • Twins' Kepler sparks four-run inning in Fall League play

    Twins' Kepler sparks four-run inning in Fall League play

    MLB.com 3 hours ago
    Max Kepler tripled and doubled, helping Salt River defeat Surprise, 9-2. With the victory, the Rafters improved to 10-3-1, becoming the first team to reach 10 wins this fall.
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  • Robinson shares dad's legacy at Negro Leagues museum

    Robinson shares dad's legacy at Negro Leagues museum

    MLB.com 4 hours ago
    During her hourlong presentation to a group from Faxon Elementary, Sharon Robinson covered much more than just her dad's place in history as Major League Baseball's first African-American player. Her message? Character, discipline and hard work mean som…
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  • Relievers in A.L. and N.L. Get New Awards Named for Rivera and …

    Relievers in A.L. and N.L. Get New Awards Named for Rivera and Hoffman

    nytimes.com 5 hours ago
    Major League Baseball announced a new set of awards to replace the Rolaids relief pitcher award.
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  • World Series Game 2: SF-KC in-game notebook

    World Series Game 2: SF-KC in-game notebook

    MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Welcome to Kauffman Stadium and MLB.com's live hub for Game 2 of the World Series, which will be updated throughout the night with news and in-game highlights. Be sure to refresh often as the Royals try to tie up this Series, while the Giants look to ta…
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  • Holland, Kimbrel win Reliever of Year Awards

    Holland, Kimbrel win Reliever of Year Awards

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    Major League Baseball recognized this season's top relief pitchers Wednesday, announcing Kansas City's Greg Holland and Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel as the recipients of the Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year Award and the Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of t…
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  • Hudson faces challenge in running Royals

    Hudson faces challenge in running Royals

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Tim Hudson freely admits that he expected to be here a long time ago, not make his first World Series appearance in Game 3 Friday at AT&T Park at age 39. He plans to continue relying on his low-90s sinker while spurning Kansas City's run game.
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  • Mr. Speaker: Guthrie out to make statement in Game 3

    Mr. Speaker: Guthrie out to make statement in Game 3

    MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Jeremy Guthrie's primary job is to start games for the Royals -- his next turn will come in Game 3 of the World Series from AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday -- but he also doubles as a translator.
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  • Homeland Security raids K.C. store selling unlicensed World Ser…

    Homeland Security raids K.C. store selling unlicensed World Series panties

    yahoo.com 9 hours ago
    Attention small-business owners and Major League Baseball fans: Think twice before you start production on your own line of unlicensed intimate apparel related to the World Series. If you push ahead anyway, Homeland Security might conduct a panty raid o…
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  • Dodgers' Haren has surgery on left shoulder

    Dodgers' Haren has surgery on left shoulder

    ESPN.com MLB.com 10 hours ago
    Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday.
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  • A Silent Link Between the Giants and Kansas City

    A Silent Link Between the Giants and Kansas City

    nytimes.com 10 hours ago
    Pitcher Dummy Taylor starred at a school for the deaf in the Kansas City metropolitan area before helping the Giants reach the 1905 World Series.
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  • Lineup breakdown: Giants vs. Royals, Game 2

    Lineup breakdown: Giants vs. Royals, Game 2

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    The Royals face a familiar foe Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium as they look to even the World Series. Giants right-hander Jake Peavy gets the ball as San Francisco tries to take a 2-0 Series lead against the Royals and rookie righty Yordano Ventura.…
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  • Padres fire hitting coach after MLB-worst BA

    Padres fire hitting coach after MLB-worst BA

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    Phil Plantier is the latest hitting coach to be fired by the San Diego Padres.
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  • Video - World Series Game 1 Highlight-ary 05:03

    World Series Game 1 Highlight-ary

    Oct 22
    The Giants beat the Royals 7 to 1 in Game 1 of the MLB Finals. Keith Olbermann explains.
  • Video - Baseball Tonight At The World Series 08:10

    Baseball Tonight At The World Series

    Oct 22
    Tim Kurkjian, Jim Bowden and Jerry Crasnick recap Game 1 and look ahead to Game 2 of the World Series.
  • Video - Teixeira Ready For 2015 03:56

    Teixeira Ready For 2015

    Oct 22
    Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira talks about Derek Jeter's retirement, Alex Rodriguez's return and his expectations for the 2015 season.
  • Video - Royals Roar Past Giants To Even World Series 04:17

    Royals Roar Past Giants To Even World Series

    Oct 22
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Royals rallied for five runs in the sixth inning en route to a 7-2 win over the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series

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