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10/22/2014 | Giants-Royals, World Series Game 2: Did you know?

In a postseason filled with one-run games and extra-inning contests, each of the first two games in the World Series has been decided by at least five runs. That hadn't happened in nearly 80 years. Here's a look at some of the other interesting facts and figures to come out of Game 2.


10/22/2014 | Strickland-Perez spat chalked up to misunderstanding

Omar Infante hit a homer, Hunter Strickland started yelling in English, Salvador Perez yelled back in Spanish and both dugouts momentarily braced for a skirmish that never occurred. After the Royals' 7-2 win over the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series, everyone was still confused.


10/22/2014 | Butler matches Brett with rare RBI feat

With RBI singles in the first and sixth innings in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night, Billy Butler became the first Royals player with tying and go-ahead RBIs in the same postseason game since George Brett in the 1985 American League Championship Series.


10/22/2014 | Key 1985 Royals gather at Negro Leagues Museum

Whether a team is a consistent contender or one that has endured several angst-ridden decades trying to get to the postseason, nearly every club has a healthy list of Hall of Fame-caliber players and at least a few unforgettable October moments. On Wednesday, Royals fans who visited the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum were in for a true treat, as three key members of the 1985 World Series champion Royals joined a well-respected sports columnist for an hour-long roundtable discussion.


10/22/2014 | Young cancer patient at The K for Game 2

Noah Wilson, a 6-year-old cancer patient, was at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday night to see his beloved Royals play the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series, courtesy of Major League Baseball.


10/22/2014 | Royals, MLB open Starlight Fun Center at KU Med

Former Royals All-Star outfielder Willie Wilson joined mascot Sluggerrr for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on a new Starlight Fun Center at The University of Kansas Hospital on Wednesday in Kansas City, part of MLB's community outreach effort that annually accompanies World Series week in the host cities.


10/22/2014 | Visual impairment doesn't stop O'Neil Legacy Seat honoree

John Parker of Topeka, Kan., was thrilled to be seated in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat for Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium.


10/22/2014 | Robinson shares dad's legacy at Negro Leagues museum

During her hourlong presentation to a group from Faxon Elementary, Sharon Robinson covered much more than just her dad's place in history as Major League Baseball's first African-American player. Her message? Character, discipline and hard work mean something.


10/22/2014 | Tale of the tape: Royals-Giants, Game 3

Here's a breakdown of the pitching matchup for Game 3 of the World Series at AT&T Park between the Royals' Jeremy Guthrie and the Giants' Tim Hudson.


10/22/2014 | Selig, MLB grateful for strides in fight vs. ALS

With Game 2 of the 110th World Series between the Giants and Royals, Major League Baseball is using its greatest stage to keep the momentum going to help find a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known for generations as Lou Gehrig's disease.


10/22/2014 | Holland, Kimbrel win Reliever of Year Awards

Major League Baseball recognized this season's top relief pitchers Wednesday, announcing Kansas City's Greg Holland and Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel as the recipients of the Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year Award and the Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year Award, respectively.


10/22/2014 | Twins' Kepler sparks four-run inning in Fall League play

Max Kepler tripled and doubled, helping Salt River defeat Surprise, 9-2. With the victory, the Rafters improved to 10-3-1, becoming the first team to reach 10 wins this fall.


10/22/2014 | Hudson faces challenge in running Royals

Tim Hudson freely admits that he expected to be here a long time ago, not make his first World Series appearance in Game 3 Friday at AT&T Park at age 39. He plans to continue relying on his low-90s sinker while spurning Kansas City's run game.


10/22/2014 | With five-run sixth, Royals knot World Series at 1

Now the upstart, unbridled, uninhibited Royals are back in business. Kansas City landed a sixth-inning haymaker on the Giants and surged to a 7-2 victory in Game 2 of the 110th Fall Classic on Wednesday night with a blue-hued crowd of 40,446 roaring at Kauffman Stadium.


10/22/2014 | Game 1 work by Strickland pleases Giants

The Giants were encouraged by the progress of rookie reliever Hunter Strickland, who pitched a perfect ninth inning in the World Series opener on Tuesday as San Francisco topped the Royals, 7-1, at Kauffman Stadium.


10/22/2014 | Mr. Speaker: Guthrie out to make statement in Game 3

Jeremy Guthrie's primary job is to start games for the Royals -- his next turn will come in Game 3 of the World Series from AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday -- but he also doubles as a translator.


10/22/2014 | Navy grad Harris finally pursuing MLB dream

For five years, United States Naval Academy graduate Mitch Harris sailed around the world and watched his dreams of playing professional baseball grow even more remote than the exotic locales he visited. Now, he's back on the mound, weeks away from his 29th birthday and a level or two from the Major Leagues.


10/22/2014 | Lincecum missed introductions due to illness

Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum missed Tuesday's pregame introductions because he was sick to his stomach, manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday.


10/22/2014 | Braves could rebuild if they part ways with Heyward, J-Up

With the Hot Stove season set to start in a week, there is reason to wonder whether Jason Heyward and Justin Upton will both be back in Atlanta for the 2015 season.


10/22/2014 | Dodgers' Haren has surgery on non-throwing shoulder

Dodgers starter Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left (non-throwing) A/C shoulder joint Wednesday and is expected to be ready for Spring Training.


10/22/2014 | Lineup breakdown: Giants vs. Royals, Game 2

The Royals face a familiar foe Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium as they look to even the World Series. Giants right-hander Jake Peavy gets the ball as San Francisco tries to take a 2-0 Series lead against the Royals and rookie righty Yordano Ventura. Game 2 airs at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX, with first pitch at 8:07. Here's a breakdown of the lineups.


10/22/2014 | In 'pen puzzle, Soria appears to be piece to keep

Figuring out how Joakim Soria fits into a Tigers bullpen that's set to get a makeover while still keeping several of its parts is not necessarily a simple matter for the club this offseason, but the reliever is seemingly an important commodity.


10/22/2014 | Angels' Towey riding hot streak, offensive game progressing

Hitting is an art form and although it can be complex at times, Cal Towey, the No. 17 prospect in the Angels organization, is doing his best to simplify the process.


10/22/2014 | Pirates' Bell getting his feet wet at first base in AFL

Outfielder Josh Bell, the Bucs' 2014 Minor League Player of the Year, has had his ups and downs while learning a new position this fall.


10/22/2014 | Royals wise not to give up on Shields

Should Ned Yost give "Big Game" James Shields the ball and a chance to redeem himself for his dreadful start in the 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 on Tuesday? Or with the World Series potentially on the line, should he not risk another meltdown by his ace?




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