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10/21/2014 | Game 1 dedicated to veterans, military families

Major League Baseball dedicated Game 1 of its 110th World Series to veterans and military families, and the daylong activities included a visit by Commissioner Bud Selig, U.S. military brass and Royals legend John Mayberry to the Kansas City VA Hospital Honor Annex near Kauffman Stadium just before the Giants-Royals opener.

10/21/2014 | MLB.TV streaming World Series for first time

Tuesday's 7-1 Giants victory over the Royals in Game 1 was the first live stream of a World Series game in the U.S., representing a milestone in Major League Baseball broadcast delivery and allowing fans to watch on the go with an MLB.TV subscription.

10/21/2014 | Rested and ready: Peavy sees benefit to layoff

When Jake Peavy takes the mound to start Wednesday's Game 2 of the World Series (4:30 p.m. PT airtime/5:07 p.m. PT gametime on FOX), he will be pitching on 10 days' rest, but while such a long layoff can sometimes be difficult for a pitcher, the Giants right-hander thinks it will work to his advantage.

10/21/2014 | MLB shines light on worthy causes at Fall Classic

The World Series is Major League Baseball's bully pulpit, and the league intends to use it. So with a worldwide stage available, baseball will again shine a light on a series of causes.

10/21/2014 | Tale of the tape: Giants-Royals, Game 2

Here's a breakdown of the pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series: the Giants' Jake Peavy and the Royals' Yordano Ventura.

10/21/2014 | Giants willing to lose DH to sub for Morse

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated before Tuesday's World Series opener that he would prefer to stick with his usual substitution strategy involving Michael Morse, Juan Perez and Travis Ishikawa instead of tailoring his moves to American League rules for Games 1 and 2 of the World Series.

10/21/2014 | Streaky good: MadBum, Giants cruise in Game 1

Madison Bumgarner continued to ensure his place in baseball history, while the Giants kept pursuing theirs with a 7-1 triumph over the Kansas City Royals in Tuesday night's World Series opener at Kauffman Stadium.

10/21/2014 | Venezuela well represented in World Series

Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval and Royals catcher Salvador Perez are longtime friends from their days playing baseball together in Carabobo state in Venezuela in their early teens. Never in their wildest dreams could they have imagined facing each other in the World Series.

10/21/2014 | Lineup breakdown: Giants vs. Royals, Game 1

Following a considerable layoff for both teams since their respective Championship Series wrapped up, the Giants and Royals will get underway with Game 1 of the World Series tonight (7:30 p.m. ET air time on FOX, 8:07 first pitch) at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Here is a breakdown of the starting lineups.

10/21/2014 | Royals' speed will challenge Giants

The Royals will be a challenge for the Giants, who got a firsthand look at their running ability on Aug. 10, when they stole seven bases in a 7-4 victory against the Giants in Kansas City.

10/21/2014 | No changes to Giants' roster for World Series

As expected, the Giants made no changes Tuesday to their 25-man active roster for the World Series against the Kansas City Royals.

10/20/2014 | At top of the order, Blanco realizes World Series dream

Barring unforeseen circumstances, Gregor Blanco of the Giants will realize his fondest baseball dream Tuesday night: Leading off and playing center field in the World Series.

10/20/2014 | Giants can punch Bochy's Hall of Fame ticket

Nine managers have won at least three World Series championships, and all of them are in the Hall of Fame. So if the Giants can get past these Cinderellas wearing Kansas City Royals baseball suits, their beloved skipper can count on baseball's highest honor.

10/20/2014 | Wait is over: Fall Classic returns to Kansas City

Six days after celebrating an American League pennant in front of their own fans by dispatching the Orioles, the Royals will host the Giants in the first World Series matchup between the clubs. First pitch in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is scheduled for tonight at 8:07 p.m. ET. Pregame coverage on FOX begins at 7:30 p.m. ET.

10/20/2014 | Lincecum more than ready if needed in Fall Classic

Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has gone from the sublime to the anonymous in his baseball career. Thus far, Lincecum has not pitched during the 2014 playoffs, but he insists he is not obsessing about pitching in the World Series against the Royals. If Lincecum's not used, he figures he'll deal with all that when the postseason is over.

10/20/2014 | MadBum brings unique delivery, experience for Giants in Game 1

When Madison Bumgarner starts Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday (4:30 p.m. PT on FOX, 5:07 p.m. PT first pitch), he will showcase one of the game's most unconventional deliveries, which he spent the past decade crafting into one of baseball's best.

10/20/2014 | Crucial Giants-Royals World Series matchups

The fruitlessness of speculation at this stage is well-established by these Royals and Giants. Not only have they beaten the odds by becoming the first two Wild Card teams of the Wild Card Game era to advance to the World Series, but they've done it in dominant fashion, with a combined postseason record of 16-2, the best ever for two World Series participants.

10/20/2014 | Tale of the tape: Giants-Royals, Game 1

Here's a breakdown of the pitchers for Game 1 of the World Series: the Giants' Madison Bumgarner and the Royals' James Shields.

10/20/2014 | Coaching continuity a source of Giant strength

When a Giants coach speaks, players listen, because those coaches have pull with manager Bruce Bochy, and chances are they will be around for many years.

10/20/2014 | Posey faces tough task behind the plate against speedy Royals

Buster Posey casts an assertive presence as a hitter, but he could loom even larger in the World Series against the Kansas City Royals when he settles into his catcher's crouch.

10/20/2014 | MLB announces World Series umpiring crew

Jeff Kellogg will serve as the crew chief for the 2014 World Series, Major League Baseball announced on Monday. Kellogg is one of three regular season crew chiefs who will have a role working the 110th Fall Classic.

10/20/2014 | In an era of parity, Giants closing in on dynasty status

Is it possible to have a dynasty only in even-numbered years? In an era of baseball parity, the answer is yes. This is the most anyone could reasonably expect out of one team. That team in this case would be the San Francisco Giants.

10/20/2014 | Morse to serve as Giants' DH in Kansas City

After playing a critical role as a pinch-hitter in the National League Championship Series, Michael Morse's job description is about to expand. Morse will serve as the Giants' designated hitter in World Series Games 1 and 2, giving manager Bruce Bochy's club some extra thump that it did not have in previous rounds.

10/20/2014 | Affeldt stays course to aid Giants' World Series run

If not for the words of two people -- Jeremy Affeldt's wife, Larisa, and Royals general manager Dayton Moore -- he might have called it quits in 2006. If Affeldt gets key outs against Kansas City in the heat of battle, Moore, in a weird way, will be the one to blame.

10/20/2014 | Giants' pinch-hitting options limited in Kansas City

With the use of the designated hitter in the American League city, the Giants are going to have a shortened bench for Games 1 and 2 of the World Series on Tuesday and Wednesday in Kansas City.

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