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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day 2011, attended at Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night as a guest of the team.Share TweetFormer Tigers pitcher Leslie Mueller passed away Thursday at the age of 93, according to a report from The Associated Press.Share TweetESPN.com Oct 25, 2012The Chicago White Sox are promoting general manager Ken Williams and assistant GM Rick Hahn, a source confirmed to ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine.Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO - Get this man an auto ad because Doug Fister is built Ford tough. Though the replays made the rest of us cringe, the Detroit Tigers pitcher shook off a scary incident when Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco hit a line drive off the top of FiShare TweetThe Giants' 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers set a record low television rating for a World Series opener.Share TweetMadison Bumgarner pitched seven scoreless innings and Hunter Pence scored a run and delivered a sac fly to give the Giants a 2-0 victory over the Tigers and 2-0 lead in the Series.Share TweetThe Giants are not expecting to have Tim Lincecum available out of the bullpen for Thursday's Game 2 of the World Series against the Tigers after he threw 32 pitches in relief in Game 1.Share Tweet
Quirks of the Game: The Perils of Cold Weathernytimes.com Oct 25, 2012Cold weather -- like that forecast for the World Series games this weekend in Detroit -- adds a layer of misery for pitchers, hitters and fielders alike.Share Tweet
Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander rocked in Game 1 of the World Series, the latest victim of the San Francisco Giants' postseanydailynews.com Oct 25, 2012Justin Verlander was supposed to put an end to all the talk of destiny that has this city in a baseball-crazed state for the World Series. The Giants might have the strongest will of any team in the game, but surely that would only go so far against the…Share Tweet
Blanco kills Tigers' rallies with spectacular grabsCNNSI.com Oct 25, 2012SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Gregor Blanco began sprinting in before he even heard the crack of Miguel Cabrera's bat.Share Tweet
Zito, Lincecum shut down Tigers in Series openerCNNSI.com Oct 25, 2012SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Zito is playing his part in this World Series, all right.Share Tweet
The Hilarious Greatness Of Pablo Sandoval, As Glimpsed In Three Swings That Shouldn't Have Beendeadspin.com Oct 25, 2012A 95 mph chest-high fastball. Another 95 mph fastball, this one at the knees on the outside corner of the plate. A tumbling breaking ball headed for the dirt. These are the three pitches that Pablo Sandoval hit out of the park last night. It's very like…Share TweetESPN.com Oct 25, 2012Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs and joined Reggie Jackson, Babe Ruth and Albert Pujols as the only sluggers to do it in the Series, and the Giants jolted Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Wednesday night in Game 1.Share Tweet
Mint Conditon: Sweet TreatsOct 25Michele Steele is joined by professional appraiser Leila Dunbar to discuss the memorabilia market and history of athlete-themed candy bars.
World Series Game 2 X FactorsOct 25Aaron Boone looks at the key players for the Tigers and Giants in Game 2 of the World Series.
World Series Video Blog: Game 2Oct 25Jayson Stark and Jim Caple break down Game 2 of the World Series.
Sandoval's three homersOct 25WS2012 Gm1: Sandoval swats three homers vs. Tigers