Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- 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....

Back in the Bay Area, Guthrie gets Series win
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeremy Guthrie walked onto the field in the middle of the first inning, got behind the mound and saw what he described as a "sea of orange."...

Finnegan passes big test, helps Royals win Game 3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brandon Finnegan passed his biggest test yet....

Hudson's long-awaited Series debut ends in loss
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After the long wait to finally get to the World Series, it was the first pitch of the game that helped put Tim Hudson in a hole San Francisco could never overcome....

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Royals juggle lineup, beat Giants 3-2 in Game 3
Greg Holland closes it out with a 1-2-3 ninth inning and the Royals lead 2-1 in the World Series. Game 4 is Saturday night from San Francisco....

Perfumed Perez making good scents for Royals

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Salvador Perez is a player who doesn't want to make a stink....

Joe Maddon exercises opt-out, won't return to Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Maddon's highly successful run as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays is over....

World Series fan causes debate with Marlins jersey
MIAMI (AP) -- Among the standouts at Games 1 and 2 of the World Series was a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate....

Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him....



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