World Series

Orlin Wagner/apThe Giants' Buster Posey

Early adversity becomes turning point for Giants

It wasn't exactly a backs-against-the-wall moment, but the Giants did face a…

Orlin Wagner/apThe Giants' Buster Posey
Patrick Semansky/AP file photoCut by Seattle in April 2011

From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His…

Patrick Semansky/AP file photoCut by Seattle in April 2011
Matt Slocum/APGiants reliever Jean Machi leaves the field after yielding a hit to the only batter he faced in the sixth inning.

Giants' bullpen melts down in Game 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy signaled to his bullpen…

Matt Slocum/APGiants reliever Jean Machi leaves the field after yielding a hit to the only batter he faced in the sixth inning.
Darron Cummings/AP file photoTim Lincecum’s father

Lincecum missed introductions while vomiting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum missed the…

Darron Cummings/AP file photoTim Lincecum’s father
Matt Slocum/APHunter Pence's first-inning home run not only staked the Giants to a 3-0 lead

Pence gives Royals a blast

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hunter Pence most definitely found the right place.…

Matt Slocum/APHunter Pence's first-inning home run not only staked the Giants to a 3-0 lead
David J. Phillip/APHunter Pence

Pence’s homer, Bumgarner’s pitching lead Giants to Game 1 victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put…

David J. Phillip/APHunter Pence
Charlie Riedel/AP file photoWorld Series fans were targets of counterfeit Fall Classic tickets and merchandise in Kansas City on Tuesday.

Phony World Series tickets, merchandise seized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bogus World Series tickets worth tens of thousands…

Charlie Riedel/AP file photoWorld Series fans were targets of counterfeit Fall Classic tickets and merchandise in Kansas City on Tuesday.
Jeff Roberson/AP file photoJake Peavy will start Game 2 of the World Series for the Giants on Wednesday.

Game 2 starters Peavy, Ventura a study in contrast

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The starting pitchers for Game 2 of the…

Jeff Roberson/AP file photoJake Peavy will start Game 2 of the World Series for the Giants on Wednesday.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoAt age 27

Giants' Posey seeks third World Series ring

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Buster Posey seemed almost embarrassed. With an NL…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP file photoAt age 27
Jeff Roberson/AP file photoInfielder Jayson Nix was added to the Royals' World Series roster Tuesday before Game 1.

Royals add veteran Nix to bench, drop rookie Colon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Infielder Jayson Nix was added to the Kansas…

Jeff Roberson/AP file photoInfielder Jayson Nix was added to the Royals' World Series roster Tuesday before Game 1.

Royals go old-school with tipping of the caps

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nobody seems to know when the tradition of…

Universities in SF, KC make bet on World Series

The chancellors from both UC San Francisco and the University of Missouri-Kansas…

Matt Slocum/AP file photoRoyals fans waited 29 years for Kansas City to return to the World Series.

A Royal affair: Fans bond with team during postseason run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The game had been over for hours. Kauffman…

Matt Slocum/AP file photoRoyals fans waited 29 years for Kansas City to return to the World Series.
Charlie Neibergall/AP file photoBruce Bochy has created a Hall of Fame resume with four World Series appearances in his career.

Giants’ bullpen experience, versatility will be the difference

As entertaining as it’s been to watch the Giants find creative new…

Charlie Neibergall/AP file photoBruce Bochy has created a Hall of Fame resume with four World Series appearances in his career.
Orlin Wagner/apGiants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has celebrated playoff victories by chugging beers

Giants’ Bumgarner embraces his role as ace, redneck

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A six-pack won’t be enough for Madison Bumgarner…

Orlin Wagner/apGiants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has celebrated playoff victories by chugging beers
Al Behrman/AP file photoThe Giants Buster Posey has been to three World Series in five years.

World Series: How they match up

A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the San Francisco Giants…

Al Behrman/AP file photoThe Giants Buster Posey has been to three World Series in five years.
Matt Slocum/AP file photoWade Davis' failure as a starter with the Royals has led to him becoming one of the top relievers in baseball.

Royals' bullpen is a three-headed monster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when…

Matt Slocum/AP file photoWade Davis' failure as a starter with the Royals has led to him becoming one of the top relievers in baseball.
AP Photo/Charlie RiedelBoston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury (2) is chased by St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (53) during a rundown during the fifth inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series Wednesday

Red Sox win WS title, beat Cards 6-1 in Game 6

There hasn't been a party like this in New England for nearly…

AP Photo/Charlie RiedelBoston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury (2) is chased by St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (53) during a rundown during the fifth inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series Wednesday
Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesDavid Ortiz and the Red Sox will be looking to wrap up the World Series in Game 6 at Fenway Park tonight.

Red Sox look to close out World Series in Game 6

BOSTON -- Generations of New Englanders are preparing. Practically no one alive…

Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesDavid Ortiz and the Red Sox will be looking to wrap up the World Series in Game 6 at Fenway Park tonight.
David J. Phillip/USA TODAY SportsJon Lester pitched into the eighth for the Red Sox

Lester's gem puts Red Sox one win away from World Series title

ST. LOUIS -- Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker…

David J. Phillip/USA TODAY SportsJon Lester pitched into the eighth for the Red Sox