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
Charlie Riedel/APGregor Blanco and the Giants came up short in Game 3 of the World Series to the Royals.

Wold Series Game 3 blog: Giants unable to rally, fall to Royals

It's a beautiful night by the shores of McCovey Cove as the…

Charlie Riedel/APGregor Blanco and the Giants came up short in Game 3 of the World Series to the Royals.
Matt Slocum/AP File photoAfter allowing a two-run double and home run in Game 2 of the World Series

Strickland 'embarrassed' by Game 2 actions

Hunter Strickland apologized Thursday for the way he handled himself in Game…

Matt Slocum/AP File photoAfter allowing a two-run double and home run in Game 2 of the World Series
Charlie Riedel/APRyan Vogelsong is scheduled to start for the Giants in Game 4 of the World Series against Jason Vargas and the Royals.

Vogelsong ready for Game 4 start for Giants

Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for…

Charlie Riedel/APRyan Vogelsong is scheduled to start for the Giants in Game 4 of the World Series against Jason Vargas and the Royals.
Courtesy photoLifelong Giants fan Alex Busch

A Giant forever: Alexis Busch, former bat girl lost at sea, remembered as World Series returns to SF

When the Giants play their first home game against the Kansas City…

Courtesy photoLifelong Giants fan Alex Busch
Eric Risberg/APFrank Burke shakes hands with San Francisco Giants' Travis Ishikawa after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the World Series.

Fan who caught Ishikawa's HR throws out 1st pitch

Travis Ishikawa's line drive headed out toward right field and San Francisco…

Eric Risberg/APFrank Burke shakes hands with San Francisco Giants' Travis Ishikawa after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the World Series.
David J. Phillip/APSan Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday

Far from lights-out, Giants’ shouldn’t rush change now

Having swapped relatively relaxing victories in the first two games of the…

David J. Phillip/APSan Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday
Matt Slocum/APGiants reliever Hunter Strickland

Giants settle for K.C. split after Royals roll in Game 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals…

Matt Slocum/APGiants reliever Hunter Strickland

Gwynn honored before World Series Game 3

Late Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn was honored before Game 3 of…

Matt Slocum/APGiants pitcher Tim Lincecum

Lincecum finally gets into game, but exits with stiff back

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Banished to the bullpen and absent from the…

Matt Slocum/APGiants pitcher Tim Lincecum
Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee via APThe Giants’ Tim Lincecum looked good in his first postseason appearance this year

World Series momentum? Just look to the next day

So overrated is momentum in baseball that there's a well-worn saying about…

Jose Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee via APThe Giants’ Tim Lincecum looked good in his first postseason appearance this year
Cliff Schiappa/AP file photoRoyals pitcher Bret Saberhagen

'85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bret Saberhagen was just 21 years old when…

Cliff Schiappa/AP file photoRoyals pitcher Bret Saberhagen
Bryan Stow.

Beaten Giants fan shows progress in ESPN interview

CAPITOLA — The San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain…

Bryan Stow.