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Salvador Perez Is World Series MVP

'Now I don't feel pain,' says tough Royals catcher

(Newser) - Salvador Perez took foul balls off his mask, collarbone, and fingers, and the Kansas City catcher kept on bouncing back, like some indestructible test dummy. No bruise was too painful; no ache was too much to overcome. Not only did he anchor the pitching staff, he hit .364 (8 for... More »

Royals Win World Series in Extra Innings

They stage yet another rally

(Newser) - The Kansas City Royals won their first World Series crown since 1985, rallying in the ninth inning when Eric Hosmer scrambled home to tie it and then breaking away in the 12th to beat the New York Mets 7-2 in Game 5 Sunday night. The daring Royals capped their postseason... More »

Huge Error Late Puts Mets in Big World Series Hole

Kansas City goes up 3-1, with help from mistake by Daniel Murphy

(Newser) - The Kansas City Royals rallied for three runs in the eighth inning after second baseman Daniel Murphy's error and startled the New York Mets 5-3 Saturday night for a 3-1 lead in the World Series. Mets rookie Michael Conforto hit two home runs, and a sellout crowd kept getting... More »

Mets Back in World Series With 9-3 Win

They can level it on Saturday night

(Newser) - Two balls launched over the wall, one fired over an opponent's head, and just like that, David Wright and the New York Mets are right back in this World Series. Wright homered and drove in four runs, Curtis Granderson also connected, and rookie Noah Syndergaard set a nasty tone... More »

Royals Go Up 2-0 in World Series

They beat the Mets 7-1 in Kansas City

(Newser) - Johnny Cueto pitched a two-hitter, Eric Hosmer drove in two more runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 7-1 in Kansas City Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the World Series. Cueto struck out four, walked three, and reinforced why the Royals got the... More »

This World Series Move Just Won You Free Taco Bell

Chain promised free Crunchwraps for all

(Newser) - The Kansas City Royals won Game 1 of the World Series in a 14-inning thriller that ended early Wednesday morning—and won a free breakfast for everybody in America in the process. Taco Bell promised free AM Crunchwraps—a grilled and stuffed tortilla—for all if a base was stolen... More »

Royals Win Longest-Ever World Series Opener

They beat the Mets 5-4 in 14 innings

(Newser) - Alcides Escobar started the World Series with a jolt. Five hours later, he ended the longest opener ever with a jump—into the arms of his joyous Kansas City Royals teammates. Saved by Alex Gordon's tying home run in the ninth inning off Mets closer Jeurys Familia, the Royals... More »

It's a World Series First: Royals vs. the Mets

Kansas City beats Toronto in Game 6 to advance

(Newser) - Yoenis Cespedes launching long drives, Lorenzo Cain dashing to catch them. Noah Syndergaard zinging 100 mph heat, Alcides Escobar trying to catch up. The pitching-rich New York Mets, boosted by Daniel Murphy's power surge. The plucky Kansas City Royals, aiming to atone for last year's near-miss. Served up... More »

SF World Series Celebration Gets Ugly ... Again

San Francisco got rowdy overnight as fans threw bottles at cops

(Newser) - Just like in 2012 , Giants fans went wild last night in San Francisco as their team took home its third championship in five seasons . But this third time was even less charming: Police made multiple arrests as thousands of fans lit bonfires in the street, sprayed champagne and beer, and... More »

Giants Win World Series

San Francisco takes third championship in five years

(Newser) - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief as the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of bullpens. And no one stood taller... More »

With 10-0 Rout, Royals Force Game 7

World Series tied 3-3 after Giants battered

(Newser) - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over the shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series. Pitching with the initials of late St. Louis... More »

Giants Take Lead With 5-0 Shutout

Bumgarner throws first Series shutout for 11 years

(Newser) - With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats. The long, tall lefty kept slinging away and put the San Francisco Giants just one win from yet another championship, throwing a four-hitter to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 for a 3-2 Series edge. Hardly menacing... More »

Giants Blow By Royals 11-4, Tie Series

San Francisco wobbles, stages epic rally

(Newser) - The World Series was slipping away from the San Francisco Giants. A botched grounder led to a three-run deficit, and they were in danger of falling behind the Kansas City Royals three games to one. Instead of panic, it was time for some Panda-monium, complete with four fans in the... More »

Royals Go Up 2-1 in World Series

KC uses familiar formula against Giants in 3-2 win

(Newser) - All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a dominant bullpen and just enough timely hitting. It won them a wild card and the American League pennant. And now, it has manager Ned Yost and his... More »

Royals Take Game 2 With 7-2 Win

Kansas City took the lead with a five-run 6th inning

(Newser) - The first showdown of brilliant bullpens went to the Kansas City Royals. After Kansas City took the lead with a five-run sixth inning, the trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and All-Star closer Greg Holland shut down the hot-hitting San Francisco Giants. Kansas City cruised from there to a 7-2... More »

Giants Trounce Royals 7-1 in Series Opener

Royals' string of 11 straight postseason wins comes to sudden halt

(Newser) - Madison Bumgarner, who shows virtually no emotion on the mound, got the San Francisco 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... More »

San Francisco Radio Stations Ban Lorde's 'Royals'

At least until the World Series is over

(Newser) - From now until the end of the World Series, you probably won't be hearing Lorde's hit song, "Royals," playing in San Francisco. Locals have been asking the city's radio stations to ban the song until the series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas... More »

3-Run Homer Sends Giants to World Series

They beat Cardinals 6-3 in Game 5

(Newser) - Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. These every-other-year Giants clinched the NL Championship Series in Game 5 and will now face the Royals in an... More »

Royals Stay Perfect, Advance to World Series

Kansas City sweeps Baltimore, is 8-0 this postseason

(Newser) - Crown these Royals the American League champions. After nearly three decades spent trying to return to the playoffs, Kansas City is taking its perfect postseason ride all the way to the World Series. With more dominant defense, an opportunistic offense that plated two runs in the first inning, and a... More »

Rare Footage of Scandal-Hit World Series Found —in Permafrost

Yukon find shows 1919 'Black Sox' series

(Newser) - Footage of one of the most shameful episodes in baseball history has been found in one of the last places you'd look for anything—under a disused ice rink in the Yukon. The newsreel film of the infamously fixed 1919 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and the... More »

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