World Series

All: Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesGregor Blanco (7) of the San Francisco Giants hits a bunt single in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the World Series. Click on the photo to see more.

Giants getting good rolls so far in World Series

Gregor Blanco’s bunt single dribbled about halfway down the third base line…

All: Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesGregor Blanco (7) of the San Francisco Giants hits a bunt single in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the World Series. Click on the photo to see more.
Gil Riego Jr./Special to the S.F. ExaminerMadison Bumgarner was the starting pitching in Game 2 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.

Giants have owned one-sided Series thus far

Madison Bumgarner channeled his success in the 2010 World Series and the…

Gil Riego Jr./Special to the S.F. ExaminerMadison Bumgarner was the starting pitching in Game 2 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.
Eric Risberg/APFans watch batting practice from the free area behind the outfield before Game 1 of baseball's World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers.

‘Knothole gang’ lining up for free viewing of Giants, World Series

They’re teens skipping school and adults driving through the night to line…

Eric Risberg/APFans watch batting practice from the free area behind the outfield before Game 1 of baseball's World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers.
Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesBarry Zito’s stellar start in NLCS Game 5 earned him the nod in Game 1 for the Giants.

After years of struggles, Barry Zito gets nod in Game 1

Barry Zito was left off of the postseason roster in 2010 and…

Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesBarry Zito’s stellar start in NLCS Game 5 earned him the nod in Game 1 for the Giants.
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Pet insurer says Giants will be barking all the way to the title

With the World Series beginning Wednesday, it seems everyone is an expert.…

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Kelley L. Cox/US PRESSWIREOn the hunt: After a poor start to the NL Championsip Series

Baseball gods are on Giants’ side

Anyone previously doubting the existence of the oft-referenced “baseball gods” had no…

Kelley L. Cox/US PRESSWIREOn the hunt: After a poor start to the NL Championsip Series
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Giants head to World Series, beat Cardinals 9-0 in NCLS Game 7

Hunter Pence’s rousing speech prior to Game 3 of the NL Division…

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Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesDoing it all: Matt Cain’s RBI single Monday marked the third straight playoff game a Giants pitcher has driven in a run

Giants of past and present lend support to 2012 team

The Giants have no shortage of postseason veterans on the active roster,…

Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesDoing it all: Matt Cain’s RBI single Monday marked the third straight playoff game a Giants pitcher has driven in a run
David J. Phillip/APThe San Francisco Giants celebrate after the final out in Game 7 of baseball's National League championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday

Giants on to World Series with 9-0 win over Cardinals

Hunter Pence hit a bizarre, two-run double, Matt Cain pitched his second…

David J. Phillip/APThe San Francisco Giants celebrate after the final out in Game 7 of baseball's National League championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday
ROBERT GALBRAITH/ ReutersStarring role: Marco Scutaro won the NLCS MVP after finishing the series with a .500 batting average.

Giants' sweet-swinging Scutaro seizes MVP honors

Marco Scutaro could have taken a day off after being plowed through…

ROBERT GALBRAITH/ ReutersStarring role: Marco Scutaro won the NLCS MVP after finishing the series with a .500 batting average.
AP File PhotoDeja vu: Pablo Sandoval hit a bases-loaded triple off Justin Verlander in the All-Star Game and they’ll face off again Wednesday.

Tigers are last hurdle left as Giants enter World Series

Way back in spring training, Hunter Pence hit a wicked grounder that…

AP File PhotoDeja vu: Pablo Sandoval hit a bases-loaded triple off Justin Verlander in the All-Star Game and they’ll face off again Wednesday.
Charlie Riedel/APDetroit Tigers' Prince Fielder takes the throw from Omar Infante to get New York Yankees' Brett Gardner out at first during Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.

Detroit Tigers head to World Series, sweep Yankees in ALCS

Prince Fielder waved his arms franticly, gleefully calling off his teammates before…

Charlie Riedel/APDetroit Tigers' Prince Fielder takes the throw from Omar Infante to get New York Yankees' Brett Gardner out at first during Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.
AP File PhotoThe A's became just the third team to only spend one day in first place and have a shot at the World Series.

Plenty of obstacles stood in way of A's making playoffs

It only took the A’s 162 games to grab sole possession of…

AP File PhotoThe A's became just the third team to only spend one day in first place and have a shot at the World Series.
Getty Images file photoBrett Anderson’s further abbreviated season is the latest bad news to come from the A’s clubhouse

A's the ultimate underdog story, no matter how it ends

It’s already been one of the most remarkable baseball stories in Bay…

Getty Images file photoBrett Anderson’s further abbreviated season is the latest bad news to come from the A’s clubhouse
Daniel Forster/Artemis RacingHigh seas: Artemis Racing trains in Newport

America's Cup World Series pulls into port in Rhode Island

Before the focus of the sailing world comes to San Francisco in…

Daniel Forster/Artemis RacingHigh seas: Artemis Racing trains in Newport
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Oracle CEO Ellison receives World Series ring from Giants CEO

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison received a Giant welcome, and a World Series…

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Superintendent Carlos Garcia and a student volunteer place the time capsule inside the wall at Cleveland Elementary School. (Amy Crawford/The Examiner)Superintendent Carlos Garcia and a student volunteer place the time capsule inside the wall at Cleveland Elementary School. (Amy Crawford/The Examiner)

San Francisco's Cleveland Elementary School seals next time capsule

Cleveland Elementary School was built a century ago to serve a city…

Superintendent Carlos Garcia and a student volunteer place the time capsule inside the wall at Cleveland Elementary School. (Amy Crawford/The Examiner)Superintendent Carlos Garcia and a student volunteer place the time capsule inside the wall at Cleveland Elementary School. (Amy Crawford/The Examiner)

Championship baby contest celebrates Giants fans who scored during the Series

Where were you when the Giants won the World Series? We don't…

Giants to commemorate World Series journey with walkway

The San Francisco Giants' long journey to win the World Series will…

Injured San Francisco Giants fan’s family calls for calm in home stand

While Giants fan Bryan Stow clings to life at an L.A. hospital…