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World Series notebook: Giants hold experience edge

Giants clinch NLCS

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants have been here before, winning the 2010 and 2012 World Series. The Kansas City Royals have not been to this biggest baseball stage since 1985, when they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.

Is this super fan the Royals' good luck charm?

SungWoo Lee

KMBC

He's a bespectacled, middle-aged South Korean guy with a corporate job. But he has already swept Twitter and the international media, which swarmed him at the airport as he departed.

Report: Red Sox may trade Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes, 2014 Home Run Derby

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

The Boston Red Sox may look to trade outfielder Yoenis Cespedes this offseason, according to the Boston Globe.

Giants fan swaps home run ball for Series tickets

Baseballs, sports, MLB

A man who gave back the home run ball hit by Travis Ishikawa that sent the San Francisco Giants to the World Series received something special in return: Tickets to Game 3 of the World Series in San Francisco against the Kansas City Royals.

Radio stations ban Lorde song ahead of World Series

Lorde, Ella Yelich-O'Connor

Charles Howells/Universal Music

With the World Series on the line, radio stations in San Francisco aren't taking any chances.

Longtime Orioles infielder Roberts retires

Brian Roberts retires

REUTERS/Doug Kapustin

Injury-plagued infielder Brian Roberts is retiring after 14 seasons in the major leagues. The 37-year-old Roberts played for the New York Yankees this past season before he was released in August. He spent the first 13 years with the Baltim...

World Series-hungry KC fans paying big bucks for tickets

Royal celebrates with KC fans

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals fans, eager to watch their team play in the World Series for the first time in 29 years, are paying top dollar for the first two games of the Series.

Giants beat Cards, head to World Series

Giants clinch NLCS

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Ishikawa slammed a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth as San Francisco defeated visiting St. Louis to win the National League Championship Series in five games.

Banister's underdog story suits Rangers

Baseballs, sports, MLB

Jeff Banister will be named manager of the Texas Rangers, a source confirmed to The Sports Xchange on Thursday.

Giants inch closer to World Series birth

Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants

Reuters

The San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.

Five reasons to love the K.C Royals

Royals win postseason

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

From 1976 to 1985 the Kansas City Royals were awesome. They had one of the best hitters in the game. They had sharp young pitchers. They were a part of almost every October.

But the 1985 World Series comeback win over the St. Louis Cardinals was the ...

Playoff-perfect Royals sweep Orioles for AL title

Kansas City Royals celebrate winning ALCS

Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

After a playoff drought lasting 10,565 days, the Kansas City Royals are going back to the World Series. They are doing it in record fashion, with eight consecutive wins to open the postseason.

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