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Bumgarner, Giants cruise in World Series opener

San Fran game 1 of World Series

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San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner allowed three hits over seven innings, and Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer in the first as the Giants toppled the Royals 7-1 Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series.

Royals sub Nix for Colon on Series roster

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The Kansas City Royals made a minor last-minute change to their World Series roster before Game 1 on Tuesday, adding Jayson Nix in place of Christian Colon.

SF tops KC -- in World Series ticket prices

Giants clinch NLCS

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco has taken the lead over Kansas City. In World Series ticket prices.

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

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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

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

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