Kansas City Royals

Mark Tenally/apTim Hudson signed with the Giants for a shot at a championship

Hudson in Game 7? It is the perfect last chapter to his season

Maybe you tried to pretend the notion didn't scare the hell out…

Mark Tenally/apTim Hudson signed with the Giants for a shot at a championship
David J. Phillip/APRoyals pitcher Yordano Ventura paid tribute to late Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras with an inscription on his hat Tuesday.

Royals' Ventura pays tribute to friend with gem

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura honored his close friend Oscar Tavares…

David J. Phillip/APRoyals pitcher Yordano Ventura paid tribute to late Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras with an inscription on his hat Tuesday.
David J. Phillip/APMadison Bumgarner

Bumgarner’s Game 5 gem a sight to behold

Everybody knew that Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night…

David J. Phillip/APMadison Bumgarner
Charlie Riedel/AP file photoThe Giants' Brandon Belt sustained a concussion when two balls were simultaneously thrown at him and one hit him in the face.

Giants among baseball teams affected by concussions

&The message from Joe Torre shown on the video board at AT&T…

Charlie Riedel/AP file photoThe Giants' Brandon Belt sustained a concussion when two balls were simultaneously thrown at him and one hit him in the face.
Charlie Neibergall/AP file photoJake Peavy takes the mound for the Giants in Game 6

Giants' Peavy looks to bounce back from Game 2 loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals turn to a 23-year-old rookie to…

Charlie Neibergall/AP file photoJake Peavy takes the mound for the Giants in Game 6
AP Photo/Charlie NeibergallSan Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy

Peavy's son ready to bring home cable car for win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jake Peavy's son is eager for dad to…

AP Photo/Charlie NeibergallSan Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy
S.F. Examiner file photoPolice are beefing up patrols in the areas where fans got a little too rowdy in 2012 after the Giants won the World Series

Police say they are prepared for potentially destructive World Series celebrations

San Francisco police are preparing for rowdy celebrations that could erupt if…

S.F. Examiner file photoPolice are beefing up patrols in the areas where fans got a little too rowdy in 2012 after the Giants won the World Series
Matt Slocum/AP file photoThird baseman Pablo Sandoval could be playing in his final game for the Giants in Game 6 of the World Series. He is a free agent after the season.

Sandoval among World Series players facing free agency

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter's…

Matt Slocum/AP file photoThird baseman Pablo Sandoval could be playing in his final game for the Giants in Game 6 of the World Series. He is a free agent after the season.
Matt Slocum/AP file photoFormer Staind frontman Aaron Lewis

Singer blames nerves for national anthem mixup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Aaron Lewis has apologized for botching the lyrics…

Matt Slocum/AP file photoFormer Staind frontman Aaron Lewis
Else/APGiants ace Madison Bumgarner took a shutout into the seventh inning against the Royals in Game 4 of the World Series.

Bumgarner's shutout puts Giants on brink of third Series title in five years

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

Else/APGiants ace Madison Bumgarner took a shutout into the seventh inning against the Royals in Game 4 of the World Series.
Matt Slocum/APZak Williams

Giants pay tribute to the late Robin Williams at World Series

Robin Williams' smiling face, in a variety of his most well-loved characters,…

Matt Slocum/APZak Williams
Eric Risberg/APSergio Romo and the Giants' bullpen bounced back from a rocky Games 2 and 3 against the Royals in the World Series.

Bullpen's strong effort sets up Bumgarner, Giants

Nobody else had been able to do it, which makes the fact…

Eric Risberg/APSergio Romo and the Giants' bullpen bounced back from a rocky Games 2 and 3 against the Royals in the World Series.
Matt Slocum/APCountry singer Aaron Lewis performs the national anthem before Game 5 of the World Series. He stumbled early in the song

Country singer Aaron Lewis flubs national anthem before Game 5

There was an error at Game 5 of the World Series even…

Matt Slocum/APCountry singer Aaron Lewis performs the national anthem before Game 5 of the World Series. He stumbled early in the song
Ben Margot/AP file photoGiants legend Will Clark says it is hard to believe that it has been 25 years since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that interrupted the Giants-A's World Series.

Ex-Giant Will Clark still remembers 1989 World Series earthquake

Will Clark remembers each moment of that day when a major earthquake…

Ben Margot/AP file photoGiants legend Will Clark says it is hard to believe that it has been 25 years since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that interrupted the Giants-A's World Series.
Matt Slocum/APPablo Sandoval

Giants pour it on late to even World Series

The World Series was slipping away from the San Francisco Giants. A…

Matt Slocum/APPablo Sandoval
Orlin Wagner/APGiants right fielder Hunter Pence's play -- and quirkiness -- have put him in the middle of the World Series media spotlight.

Giants' Pence makes World Series his personal playground

His throwing motion is weird, his swing is awkward, his tongue hangs…

Orlin Wagner/APGiants right fielder Hunter Pence's play -- and quirkiness -- have put him in the middle of the World Series media spotlight.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/APGiants right fielder Hunter Pence goes all out to snare a sinking liner by the Royals' Lorenzo Cain in the ninth inning of Game 4 of the World Series.

Pence in the middle of everything for Giants

His swings, shouts and sliding catch all done, Hunter Pence shuttled from…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APGiants right fielder Hunter Pence goes all out to snare a sinking liner by the Royals' Lorenzo Cain in the ninth inning of Game 4 of the World Series.
Matt Slocum/APGiants reliever Yusmeiro Petit is pumped after retiring the Royals in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series.

Petit again plays key role in Giants' victory

Yusmeiro Petit bounced off the mound pumping his fists and shouting "Let's…

Matt Slocum/APGiants reliever Yusmeiro Petit is pumped after retiring the Royals in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series.
Matt Slocum/APDanny Duffy was among the Royals relievers that were unable to shut down the Giants' offense in Game 4 of the World Series.

Royals can't find bridge to back end of bullpen in Game 4

The plan this postseason has been pretty straightforward for the Kansas City…

Matt Slocum/APDanny Duffy was among the Royals relievers that were unable to shut down the Giants' offense in Game 4 of the World Series.
Matt Slocum/APGiants right-hander Tim Hudson pitched well in the first World Series appearance of his 16-year career

Hudson's long-awaited moment needed a little help

Tim Hudson dreamed of the moment for most of his 39 years.…

Matt Slocum/APGiants right-hander Tim Hudson pitched well in the first World Series appearance of his 16-year career