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Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar is congratulated by teammate Mike Moustakas after scoring during the sixth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Royals edge Giants in Game 3 to take lead in Series

- Associated Press

Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow Series newcomer Tim Hudson, four Royals relievers combined on four hitless innings and Kansas City beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night for a 2-1 lead in the Fall Classic.

Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar hits an RBI double during the second inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

WORLD SERIES 2014: Royals beat Giants 7-2 in Game 2

- Associated Press

Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

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.

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FILE - At left, in an Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Ryan Vogelsong throws against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series in San Francisco. At right, in a July 8, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Jason Vargas pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Vargas faces Vogelsong in Game 4 of baseball's World Series Saturday night, Oct. 25, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/File)

Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series

- Associated Press

Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him.

Retired Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko and Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins pose with their trophies after being named co-winners of the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award before Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Konerko, Rollins 1st co-winners of Clemente Award

Associated Press

Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award.

File - In this March 27, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, left, and pitcher Matt Cain watch batting practice before an exhibition baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in San Francisco. Cain has been the workhorse of the San Francisco Giants' pitching staff for years, but the elbow injury ended his season and left him rooting for his teammates in the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Injured Matt Cain is Series spectator for Giants

- Associated Press

Well after the rest of his teammates put on their uniforms, Matt Cain wandered into the San Francisco clubhouse and changed clothes for a recent World Series practice.

Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty

- Associated Press

A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball's recent drug scandal.

Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler hits an RBI single during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Butler delivers 2 big hits, KC evens World Series

- Associated Press

A big-and-burly thumper still has a place on these flash-and-dash Kansas City Royals, it seems. Especially if he can deliver clutch hits in the World Series, the way Billy Butler did Wednesday night.

John Hart, right,  speaks as Braves president John Schuerholz looks on  during a news conference in Atlanta Wednesday, Oct 23, 2014 where it was announced that he has been named president of baseball operations for the Atlanta Braves. With Hart accepting the newly created title, the Braves no longer are looking for a general manager. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves make Hart president of baseball operations

- Associated Press

John Schuerholz completed what he called "the best negotiation of my entire career" by convincing his longtime friend John Hart to accept the role of president of baseball operations.

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez and Greg Holland celebrate after Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 7-2 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

- Associated Press

Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.

MLB Calendar

- Associated Press

November TBA - Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series.