Kansas City Royals

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 26: Fans cheer during Game Five of the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Under More Pressure Than Royals To Win

The Giants have a larger payroll than the Royals… by a lot. They also have the 3-2 World Series edge, and way more pressure to win.

10/28/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 26: James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals looks on against the San Francisco Giants during Game Five of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Trailing Royals Get Advantage Playing At Home

Giants lead the World Series 3-2 on Bumgarner’s masterful outing. But for the Royals, returning to Kansas City could help them win out.

10/27/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 26: Madison Bumgarner #40 celebrates with Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants after defeating the Kansas City Royals 5-0 in Game Five of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 5

The Giants’ Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete-game shutout in World Series Game 5 to put the Royals down 3-2. Here are 5 things you missed.

10/27/2014

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning during Game Five of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

SF Giants On Brink Of World Series Title

National League’s best shuts out Kansas City, 5-0, to take a 3-2 series lead

10/26/2014

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Firefighters Rescue World Series Tickets from Burning Home

After a fire erupted at Christine Maurer’s Mission Hills home, firefighters managed to rescue her World Series tickets before anything went up in smoke.

10/26/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 21: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Pitching Matchup Favors Giants In Game 5

The Giants rolled over the Royals in World Series Game 4. A Bumgarner-Shields pitching matchup in Game 5 points to another Giants win.

10/26/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 15: Yusmeiro Petit #52 of the San Francisco Giants reacts in the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Four of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 4

The Giants romped the Royals in World Series Game 4, which saw the teams combine for 15 runs and 28 hits. Here are 5 things you missed.

10/26/2014

Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after hitting a two-run single in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Four of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants Even World Series At 2

Down 4-1, San Francisco roars back for 11-4 win in Game 4

10/25/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24: Greg Holland #56 of the Kansas City Royals pitches in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: World Series Game 4 Will Be Another Close One

Game 3 was pivotal in the World Series. And the Kansas City Royals’ win forces the San Francisco Giants to play from behind in Game 4.

10/25/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals hits a RBI single in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 3

The Kansas City Royals eked out a win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of the World Series. Here are 5 things you missed.

10/25/2014

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