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There was no happy ending to Kansas City's storybook season after the Royals lost 3-2 in Game Seven of the World Series, and while they exceeded expectations simply by reaching Wednesday's finale, manager Ned Yost found the narrow loss hard to swallow.Upvote Share Tweet
San Francisco Giants Fans Take to Streets After World Series Winnytimes.com 3 hours agoFans of the took to the streets to celebrate on Wednesday night after their team won the baseball World Series, topping the Kansas City Royals, but the festivities were marred by raucous fans and fires.Upvote Share Tweet
Statcast: Gordon stops 90 feet from tying Game 7MLB.com 9 hours agoWith a little help from Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco, the Royals came oh-so-close to tying Game 7 of the World Series with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning on Wednesday night, and Statcast tracking technology breaks down how Alex Gordon…Upvote Share Tweet
Ten best moments from the San Francisco Giants' championship runyahoo.com 9 hours agoThe San Francisco Giants are back on top of the mountain in Major League Baseball. With a 3-2 victory against the Kansas City Royals in World Series Game 7, they earned their third World Series championship in five seasons and their eighth in franchise …Upvote Share TweetKANSAS CITY, Mo. – With the key relievers of the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants all rested and available for Game 7 of the World Series, it was widely anticipated the bullpens would figure prominently. And they did. Really prominently. Game…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 11 hours agoKANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City designated hitter Billy Butler has become synonymous with Royals baseball. The longest-tenured member of the Royals – a man who even has his own brand of barbecue sauce – lunched at Oklahoma Joe's BBQ in a Kansas City subu…Upvote Share TweetThe pantheon of World Series pitching greats welcomes a new member to its club as Bumgarner gave a performance for the ages in Game 7.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 14 hours agoGiants manager Bruce Bochy came out on the winning end of a replay challenge in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night. The Royals' Eric Hosmer dove headfirst into first base trying to break up a double play in the third inning, and he was ruled …Upvote Share Tweet
Keeping Score: A Game That Cements Reputations, Not Always for the Betternytimes.com 15 hours agoWith the Royals and the Giants facing off in what will be the 37th winner-take-all World Series game, the players involved will be remembered by their team’s fans for the rest of their careers.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 15 hours agoThe Royals, perhaps attempting to recapture some of that Game 7 magic, contacted Brett Saberhagen in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's Game 6 and asked him to throw out the ceremonial pitch for Wednesday night's finale. Saberhagen said yes without he…Upvote Share Tweet
Royals minor leaguer critical of Yordano Ventura wearing Dominican flag following Game 6, later apologizesyahoo.com 16 hours agoSo much for organizational camaraderie or human compassion. After Yordano Ventura's gem of a pitching performance in World Series Game 6, which the Kansas City Royals won 10-0 to force a decisive Game 7 on Wednesday, a Royals minor leaguer named Zeb Sne…Upvote Share Tweet
Kansas City police officer honored with Legacy SeatMLB.com 16 hours agoJames Cisneros works off-duty security for the Royals and was stationed in the bullpen during Games 1 and 2. He assumed that his assignment would be the same for Game 7, but on Tuesday afternoon, he got the call telling him that he would have the honor …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 17 hours agoSo, what's it going to be? The Kansas City Royals winning their first World Series in 29 years? Or the San Francisco Giants capturing their third in five years? Six games haven't been enough to finish this World Series, so Game 7 will decide it. In a re…Upvote Share Tweet
Game 7's deliver ecstasy, heartbreak in ultimate dramaMLB.com 17 hours agoHere's a look back at five of the best World Series seventh games before the Giants and Royals hit the field on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Starters providing relief in Game 7 not uncommonMLB.com 17 hours agoThe possibility of Giants ace Madison Bumgarner getting a call from the bullpen in Game 7 of the World Series against the Royals on Wednesday night has been discussed so much it would be more of a surprise if he doesn't pitch than if he does. If he does…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com 18 hours agoWelcome to Kauffman Stadium and MLB.com's live hub for Game 7 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 and Giants do battle in the league's first winner-take…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants Go With Perez Over Ishikawa in Game 7nytimes.com 20 hours agoThe San Francisco Giants are starting Juan Perez over Travis Ishikawa in left field for Game 7 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals.Upvote Share Tweet
David Ross On World Series Game 7Oct 292013 World Series champion David Ross joins Keith Olbermann to address some storylines heading into Game 7 of the 2014 World Series.
Giants-Royals PreviewOct 29Mark Mulder previews Game 7 of the World Series between the Giants and the Royals, discusses the keys to P Tim Hudson's success and gives his pick for who wins.
Giants Win World SeriesOct 29Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Giants held off the Royals 3-2 to win Game 7 of the World Series.
Bumgarner On World Series WinOct 29Chris Berman and Aaron Boone spoke with World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner about the reliever's dominance throughout the 2014 postseason, including pitching the final five innings in Game 7 of the World Series.
Chicago Bulls couldn't have asked for a better season openerOct 30Yes, the Knicks are ugly, but it was top-to-bottom domination for Chicago at Madison Square Garden, Michael Wilbon writes.
The First HalfOct 29THE FIRST HALF: What’s made the NFL’s 95th season memorable—so far The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
Chicago Bulls poised to beat LeBron James' Cavaliers with playoff savvy, e…Oct 28The Chicago Bulls know playoff heartache and failure intimately, which makes this Bulls team more ready than LeBron James and the imposing Cleveland Cavaliers to win a championship, Michael Wilbon writes.
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets agree to contract extensionOct 28The Charlotte Hornets have reached terms on a contract extension with prized guard Kemba Walker, according to league sources.