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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 »

'Cowards' Sentenced for Savage Giants Fan Beating

Prosecutor: Pair got off easy

(Newser) - "You are the biggest nightmare for individuals who attend public events," an angry judge told two LA Dodgers fans yesterday before sentencing them for a savage, unprovoked attack outside Dodger stadium in 2011 that left San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow permanently disabled. The judge called Louie Sanchez... More »

Dodgers, Giants Rivalry Claims Another Victim

LA fan is stabbed to death in altercation

(Newser) - Police say it was indeed a fight over rival baseball teams that led to the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old man in San Francisco Wednesday night. Jonathan Denver was wearing Dodgers gear when his group encountered a group of Giants fans on a street outside the Giants' stadium, reports the... More »

Tigers' Cabrera, Giants' Posey Are MVPs

They helped lead their teams to the World Series

(Newser) - Detroit's Miguel Cabrera won the American League's Most Valuable Player award today after becoming baseball's first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. San Francisco's Buster Posey was voted the National League honor. (Bleacher Report has a slide show with specifics here .)
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Record Low TV Ratings for World Series

Previous record held by 2008, 2010 series

(Newser) - The San Francisco Giants' sweep of the Detroit Tigers set a record low for the World Series' television ratings. The four games on Fox averaged a 7.6 rating and 12 share, Nielsen Media Research says. The previous low was an 8.4 for the 2008 Phillies-Rays and 2010 Giants-Rangers... More »

SF Giants Fans Go Bonkers

City erupts after World Series sweep

(Newser) - Giants fans went crazy last night in San Francisco after their team trounced the Detroit Tigers in a clean sweep to grab their second World Series title in three years. Bar crowds near the ballpark and across the city poured into the streets, and thousands watching the big game on... More »

Giants Sweep Tigers, Win World Series

San Francisco beats Detroit 4-3 in 10 innings

(Newser) - The San Francisco Giants needed extra innings this time, but they beat the Detroit Tigers for the fourth straight game to sweep the World Series. Detroit made a game of it, and even led for the first time all series, but the Giants' Marco Scutaro hit a two-out single in... More »

Giants Go Up 3-0 in Series

San Francisco shuts out Detroit again

(Newser) - San Francisco moved to within one win of the championship by shutting down the Detroit Tigers once again tonight and taking a 3-0 lead in the World Series. The Giants won 2-0 for the second consecutive night, this time as the away team. Detroit just can't seem to get... More »

Giants Go Up 2-0 in Series

San Francisco beats Detroit 2-0

(Newser) - Madison Bumgarner pitched two-hit ball over seven innings as the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 tonight to take a 2-0 World Series lead. Small ball decided the game, with a bunt in the 7th inning playing a big role in the first run and a sac fly... More »

Sandoval Slams 3 HRs as Giants Win Game 1

San Francisco takes World Series opener at home against Detroit

(Newser) - Pablo Sandoval made this one easy for the San Francisco Giants. He hit three home runs in his first three at-bats as the Giants cruised to an 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game One of the World Series tonight. Sandoval is just the fourth player in history to... More »

Giants Advance to World Series

San Francisco crushes Cardinals, 9-0

(Newser) - Matt Cain pitched his second clincher of October as the San Francisco Giants won their record-tying sixth elimination game of the postseason, beating the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game 7 of the NL championship series. The Giants return to the World Series two years after... More »

Matt Cain Pitches Giants' 1st Perfect Game

125-pitch masterpiece gives Giants 10-0 win over Astros

(Newser) - Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants pitched the Houston Astros into oblivion at AT&T Park last night, throwing the first perfect game in the team's history, and the 22nd in major league history, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . He had a career-high 14 strikeouts and threw a... More »

Attacked Fan's Family Sues Dodgers

Suit accuses team of negligence

(Newser) - The family of a Giants fan beaten into a coma outside Dodgers stadium nearly 2 months ago say the team could have done a lot more to prevent the attack. Bryan Stow's family has filed a lawsuit against the Dodgers and owner Frank McCourt, accusing the team of negligence... More »

LA Man Busted in Vicious Attack on Giants Fan

Cops still hunting second suspect in attack that left dad Bryan Stow in coma

(Newser) - A Dodgers booster suspected of attacking a father of two after a Giants game has finally been busted, according to officials. Operating on a tip, a Los Angeles SWAT team nabbed the man and four others in an East Hollywood apartment, reports ABC News . Giovanni Ramirez, 31, was booked for... More »

Family of Beaten Giants Fan: Don't Seek Revenge on LA

Bryan Stow's family urges fans to leave rivalry on the field

(Newser) - The family of the San Francisco Giants fan beaten into a coma outside Dodger Stadium have urged his fellow fans not to seek revenge against LA fans when the teams meet again next week. Bryan Stow, a paramedic and father of two, suffered brain damage in the attack last week... More »

Dodgers Fans Beat Giants Fan Into Coma

Los Angeles offers $10K reward for two suspects

(Newser) - Los Angeles has offered a $10,000 reward for help catching two men who beat another man into a coma because he rooted for the wrong baseball team, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . The apparently unprovoked attack took place outside Dodger Stadium after last week's season-opener. Two men wearing Dodgers... More »

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