Posey catches on fast, stars at the plate and behind it as Giants bid for 3rd title in 5 years

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Buster Posey seemed almost embarrassed....

Royals' Lorenzo Cain, Greg Holland still on diaper duty during World Series with newborn sons

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lorenzo Cain is learning that he doesn't get a reprieve from diaper duty just to play in some silly baseball games. He's also learning that changing diapers is harder than it looks....

Rest or rust? Streaking Royals, Giants return from extended layoffs, set to start World Series

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head....

A position-by-position look at how the Giants and Royals match up in the World Series

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A position-by-position look at the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium:...

Bumgarner collecting beers along with rings as he prepares to face Shields in Series opener

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A six-pack won't be enough for Madison Bumgarner if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series....

Trisha Yearwood, Carlos Santana, others set to perform national anthem during World Series

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series....

Love affair between Royals, their fans reminds some of bygone era in professional sports

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air....

Royals' Finnegan steps up in class: from College World Series to the real thing in same year

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Betty Finnegan made the 5 1/2-hour drive from Fort Worth, Texas, with a friend Aug. 31 to watch the last two games of the season for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Her 21-year-old son was finishing his first summer as a professional baseball player on the Double-A team after helping pitch TCU into the College World Series....

Giants core of 4 reliable relievers plays big role in team's October success

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance....

The Call Stands: Denkinger's miss still signature moment from last World Series in Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Of course Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He'll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas City is looking these days....


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