Royals lose replay challenge, 1st in World Series
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost has lost the first instant replay challenge in the World Series under expanded rules this season....

Giants rally, lead Royals 7-4 after 6 in Game 4
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Hunter Pence, Pablo Sandoval and the San Francisco Giants charged back at a pulsating AT&T Park, taking a 7-4 lead over the Kansas City Royals through six innings Saturday in Game 4 of the World Series....

Giants lead Royals 7-4 after 6 innings of Game 4
Pablo Sandoval gets another hit against a lefty, and this one gives the Giants the lead after trailing 4-1 in Game 4. The switch-hitter lined a single off Danny Duffy in the fifth, when San Francisco tied it. In the sixth, he laced a two-run single off Brandon Finnegan. Sandoval hadn't had a two-hit game batting from the right side since Aug. 25, according to STATS....

Mo'ne Davis throws out 1st pitch at World Series
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Cameras flashed, the crowd rose for a thunderous ovation and Mo'ne Davis did exactly what she was expected to do - fire a strike right down the middle....

Stow shouts `Play ball!' before Game 4 of Series
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Bryan Stow hollered "Play ball!" and the sellout crowd roared....

Royals think Giants soaked dirt to slow speedsters
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- When it comes to the Royals' running game, Kansas City manager Ned Yost thinks the San Francisco Giants are being sticks in the mud....

Marlins' Stanton expects to have normal offseason
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton expects to have a normal offseason of conditioning as he recovers from his facial injuries....

World Series TV rating down from '13, up over '12
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The World Series is averaging a 7.5 rating through three games, down 7 percent from last year but up 4 percent over San Francisco's last appearance in 2012....

Splash shots still define Giants' ballpark
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Imagine if big league boppers rarely dented the Green Monster at Fenway Park. Or hardly ever hit drives onto Waveland Avenue at Wrigley Field. Or never came close to the B&O Warehouse at Camden Yards....

Sweet dreams: Sleep expert helps Giants in October
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Some extra postseason pillow time has Brandon Crawford and the San Francisco Giants dreaming about another World Series championship....



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