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

Giants lead 1-0 lead after 2 innings in Game 4
Jason Vargas bounces back nicely after a 27-pitch first with a 10-pitch second. He ends the inning by taking first baseman Eric Hosmer's toss and just beats Brandon Crawford to the bag....

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....

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 - the 13-year-old fired a strike right down the middle....

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....

Finnegan passes test, Royals stop Giants in Game 3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Summoned in a tough spot, Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan trotted in from the bullpen, threw his warmup pitches and then did something curious....

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....