10/25/2012 | Facing uphill climb, Tigers 'pumped' to return home
The Tigers are banking on the idea that getting back to Comerica Park will be just what they need to turn things around in the World Series.
10/25/2012 | Triple amputee Marine walks out, throws first pitch
Nick Kimmel has been a baseball fan his entire life, but he never could have imagined four years ago that the game he loves would play such an important role in helping him get through recent events that were both tragic and challenging.
10/25/2012 | From unknown to key cog, Anibal starts Game 3
All Anibal Sanchez has done since a midsummer trade from the Marlins is improve, morphing into one of the best pitchers in baseball over the final six weeks of the season for the Tigers and aligning himself for a Game 3 start against the Giants in the World Series.
10/25/2012 | Vogelsong's journey earns him Game 3 start
When deciding who would start Saturday's Game 3 in Detroit, Giants manager Bruce Bochy could've easily gone with Matt Cain, the clear-cut ace of the staff with the big contract and the Cy Young Award stuff.
10/25/2012 | Otani drafted in Japan, can't sign in Majors until April
Japanese high school right-hander Shohei Otani was chosen in the first round of the Japanese baseball amateur draft on Thursday, so he must wait until April 2013 to sign with a Major League club.
10/25/2012 | Adding productive leadoff man is Reds' top priority
Reds leadoff hitters ranked last in the Majors in average and on-base percentage in 2012, so GM Walt Jocketty is looking to upgrade the top spot of the lineup.
10/25/2012 | Thoughts on various trends leading into Game 2
Barry Zito was an observer during San Francisco's championship run two years ago. This year, he's a key part of the rotation, and he, along with Pablo Sandoval, were the two big stories in the Giants' 8-3 win against Detroit in Game 1 of the World Series. What will be the big stories in Thursday's Game 2?
10/25/2012 | MLB Notebook: Panda has night for record books
In Game 1 on Wednesday night, the Giants' Pablo Sandoval became the fourth player to hit three homers in a World Series game and the first to do it in a Fall Classic opener.
10/25/2012 | What a break: Sandoval's bat headed to Hall
Pablo Sandoval said after Game 1 that he broke his bat after his second of three consecutive home runs. The white Marucci bat was in a sleeve and headed for the Hall of Fame, the second time this season Sandoval has given up a bat to Cooperstown, along with the All-Star Game.
10/24/2012 | Giants a team that consistently defies expectations
The non-Giants world was given an opportunity to catch on to the essential truth Wednesday night -- this team can beat anybody, overcome any obstacle, climb every mountain.
10/24/2012 | Bogar responds to Valentine's criticism of staff
Tim Bogar, Bobby Valentine's former bench coach with the Red Sox, responded to the former manager's comments on the disrupted communication between Valentine and his staff.
10/24/2012 | Bay Area's Pollak relishes return to AT&T Park
Kevin Pollak, born in the Bay Area, forever loyal to his birthplace of San Francisco and a dyed-in-the-wool Giants fan, had an experience at San Francisco's home ballpark years ago that brought more satisfaction in a few fleeting minutes than any Oscar-nominated roles could provide.
10/24/2012 | Teams must make offers to free agents to get picks
In order to receive Draft choice compensation for losing free agents, Major League teams will have to make a qualifying offer of at least $13.3 million.
10/24/2012 | Giants president appreciates playoff history
One of Larry Baer's first baseball memories is listening to the Tigers and Cardinals in the 1968 World Series, a transistor radio hooked up to broadcast out to the schoolyard, so it's with special reverence that he and the Giants welcome the Tigers to town for the 2012 World Series.
10/24/2012 | Giants still mulling options for DH in Detroit
Giants rookie Hector Sanchez would appear to be manager Bruce Bochy's leading designated-hitter option for World Series Games 3 through 5 in Detroit. But installing the switch-hitter in the lineup would be accompanied by some risk.
10/24/2012 | Tigers prefer deep bench to bullpen in Classic
Tigers manager Jim Leyland said as early as Saturday that the club was planning on having the same roster for the World Series as it had for the previous two rosters. He admitted, however, that there was some thought to carrying one more pitcher for an eight-man bullpen.
10/24/2012 | FOX's Andrews: First World Series 'so exciting'
Erin Andrews went up to Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro beside the batting cage before Game 1 of the 108th World Series on Wednesday, her first Fall Classic on the job, and showed him a picture on her iPhone. They laughed about it.
10/24/2012 | MLB visits hospital, dedicates new Fun Center
Former star pitcher Vida Blue appeared at the University of California-San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital on Wednesday as part of a MLB delegation to visit kids undergoing treatment, and to help dedicate a new Starlight Fun Center.
10/24/2012 | Overcoming obstacles key to Cards' 2012 season
The 2012 season was highlighted by smooth transitions and success in the face of adversity. In time, that -- not the NLCS loss -- will define the Cards' campaign.
10/24/2012 | Giants' road to destiny just can't be stopped
They should stop this World Series right now. Sure, there's a long way to go, but for the Tigers to win, they must not only stall the rampaging Giants but also a hidden force from above that seems to be guiding the NL champs.
10/24/2012 | Singer Phillips has personal connection to Series
Here they were again, Phillip Phillips and Buster Posey, just a pair of guys who played catcher growing up in Leesburg, Ga., back on the big stage.
10/24/2012 | Did you know? World Series Game 1: SF 8, DET 3
A look at some notable facts and figures from the San Francisco Giants' 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the World Series at AT&T Park on Wednesday night.
10/24/2012 | Mariners decline Olivo's option, release Kawasaki
Catcher Miguel Olivo will not have his contract option picked up and the Mariners will release utility infielder Munenori Kawasaki from his Major League contract, the club announced on Wednesday.
10/24/2012 | Jarring loss in Game 1 stops Tigers in their tracks
The Tigers were so good in a sweep of the Yankees in the ALCS that their loss in Game 1 of the World Series seemed so unusual.
10/24/2012 | Fister looks to even up Fall Classic in Game 2
From his home in nearby Merced, Calif., Fister was a teenage devotee of Will Clark and his teammates, young enough to dream about pitching in the relatively new AT&T Park. Now Doug Fister is about to realize that fantasy, starting Game 2 for the Tigers.
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