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Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head. Gordon let out a huge...

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Ishikawa's 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Call it the Shot That Shook the Bay. Travis Ishikawa hit the first homer to end an NL Championship Series, a three-run shot that gave...


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Giants beat Cardinals 6-4, move 1 win from Series

SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey and the Giants already know how to win in October — even without all this help from the St. Louis Cardinals. Strange as it...


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Royals complete sweep of Orioles, head to World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the fireworks exploded overheard, they converged in a mob near the mound: youth, inexperience, joy and exuberance. They bounced together...


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Wainwright struggles as Cards lose 3-0 to Giants

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals and their fans have to be wondering what’s wrong with the staff ace. Adam Wainwright, who won 20 games this season...


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Giants top Nationals, return to NLCS vs Cards

SAN FRANCISCO — Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett’s bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat...


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Cardinals sink Kershaw again, head to another NLCS

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams’ go-ahead, three-...


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Lackey, long balls lift Cards over Dodgers 3-1

ST. LOUIS — Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer to snap a seventh-inning tie, Matt Carpenter went deep for the third straight game and John Lackey lived up...


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Royals beat Angels to finish off ALDS sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals waited nearly three decades to return to the postseason. Now that they’re here, they want to stick around...


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Orioles sweep Tigers in ALDS with victory

DETROIT — Nelson Cruz, Buck Showalter and an unheralded bunch from Baltimore swept aside Detroit’s Cy Young winners. Cruz sliced a two-run homer...


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