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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

World Series 2014: Madison Bumgarner, Giants top Royals 7-1 in opener

- Associated Press

Madison Bumgarner, who shows virtually no emotion on the mound, got the Giants off to a terrific start in Game 1. Given an early cushion by Hunter Pence’s home run, the man called MadBum by his teammates carried a shutout into the seventh inning and beat the Royals 7-1 Tuesday night.

Group portrait of players from the Kansas City Monarchs and the Hilldale Negro League baseball teams in front of grandstands filled with spectators before the opening game of the inaugural "Colored World Series" in 1924. (Photo by J.E. Miller via Library of Congress)

LOVERRO: 90 years ago, Negro League stars lit up Kansas City

- The Washington Times

The Kansas City Monarchs, the Negro National League champions, faced Philadelphia’s Hilldale Baseball Club, the champions of the competing Eastern Colored League. It marked the first time two Negro League champions from different leagues agreed to play in a championship series of note.

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera reacts after the final out of the seventh inning of Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Royals’ dominant bullpen spells doom for postseason opponents

- Associated Press

Kelvin Herrera, who usually handles the seventh inning, had a 1.41 ERA in 70 games. Wade Davis, the eighth-inning guy, had a 1.00 ERA in 71 appearances. And Greg Holland had a 1.44 ERA while saving 46 games, one shy of his franchise record set just last season.

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during a team workout Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants are scheduled to play the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of baseball's World Series on Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

NLCS MVP Bumgarner to start Game 1 of World Series for Giants

- Associated Press

Bochy is keeping his rotation the same as the first two rounds of the postseason. Right-hander Jake Peavy will pitch Game 2 on Wednesday, followed by 39-year-old right-hander Tim Hudson in his World Series debut Thursday at AT&T Park and then righty Ryan Vogelsong.

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer gets ready to bat during baseball practice Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals are scheduled to host the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

World Series wild cards: Royals, Giants set to face off

- Associated Press

Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Reigning NL Championship Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, former World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval and Giants manager Bruce Bochy are aiming for their third ring in five seasons.

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Fans arrive at Kauffman Stadium for Game 1 of baseball's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Phony World Series tickets, merchandise seized

- Associated Press

Bogus World Series tickets worth tens of thousands of dollars, as well as counterfeit panties and other merchandise have been seized, federal authorities said Wednesday.

Twins decline $3.6M option on reliever Burton

Associated Press

The Minnesota Twins have declined their $3.6 million option for 2015 on reliever Jared Burton, who gets a $200,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency after the World Series.

Beaten Giants fan shows significant progress

Associated Press

Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 2011 beating by two Los Angeles Dodgers fans, is cracking jokes, fist-bumping and hoping to one day discard his walker and run on his own.

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Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields wipes his face as he is taken out of the game during the fourth inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Tight crew of Royals routed in World Series

- Associated Press

The Kansas City Royals had adopted the scrappy, intense attitude of Royals starter James Shields during their thrilling postseason run. They followed his cue on Tuesday night, too.

Biloxi stadium will have seating for 6,000

Associated Press

The Biloxi City Council has authorized spending $418,000 for about 2,000 seats initially removed from plans for a new minor league baseball park.

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, former Kansas City Royals' Bret Saberhagen, left, and George Brett shake hands before Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series against the Baltimore Orioles  in Kansas City, Mo. In 1985, Saberhagen pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum , File)

'85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

- Associated Press

Bret Saberhagen was just 21 years old when the Kansas City Royals were last in the World Series. He pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals.

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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2014, file photo, Earvin "Magic" Johnson addresses the audience after receiving the Brass Ring Award for his humanitarian efforts at the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The retired Los Angeles Laker became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity

- Associated Press

Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.

A San Francisco Giants player watts to hit during batting practice before Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Giants-Royals square off in Game 2 of World Series

- Associated Press

Another nice fall night in Kansas City for Game 2. There's some wind tonight - these fans dressed head-to-toe in blue are hoping this World Series doesn't become a blowout.

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