1:10 AM EDT, Sun October 26, 2014

With three-run rally, Giants take lead in sixth

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at AT&T Park The Giants appear determined to tie this series up at two games apiece tonight – they fought back from a 4-1 deficit to tie it in the fifth, and they’ve scored three times in the sixth to go up 7-4. This was a big key: If KC has the lead after six, the Royals are murder with their amazing bullpen trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland. Here’s how it all happened in the bottom of the sixth: Joaquin Arias had a pinch-hit single and moved to second on a base hit by Gregor Blanco. Arias was nearly picked
San Jose Mercury News 2 hours ago

World Series: Mo'Ne Davis delivers a strike

Little League hero Mo'Ne Davis looks Major League in ceremonial first pitch before Game 4 between San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals
San Jose Mercury News 34 mins ago

Purdy: Giants pull even, but this World Series has a long way to go

Pablo Sandoval helped San Francisco rally in Game 4 to blast the Royals 11-4 and guarantee the Series returns to Kansas City, and all signs point to this Fall Classic going seven games
Friars on Base 6 hours ago

Padres Chat Recap: Outside Options Thin For Friars

The San Diego Padres are going into the off-season looking for free agents to sign, and the problem is, it’s looking like they won’t have too many options in free agency this year. During this week’s Padres Chat, Dennis Lin and Jeff Sanders talked free agency, A.J. Preller’s latest moves, the minors and much more.  […] Padres Chat Recap: Outside Options Thin For Friars - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
San Jose Mercury News 14 mins ago
World Series: San Francisco's bench players make Giant contributions

World Series: San Francisco's bench players make Giant contributions

Giants' Game 4 victory over the Kansas City Royals might not have come about with Matt Duffy's pinch single. Juan Perez' sacrifice fly or Joaquin Arias starting the decisive rally in the sixth inning.
Los Angeles Times 3 hours ago

New York Ebola patient stable as quarantines begin

A doctor being treated for Ebola had received experimental drugs and was in stable condition Saturday as three states — New York, New Jersey and Illinois — ramped up efforts to block the virus’ arrival by mandating 21-day quarantines for medical workers arriving from...

Olney: Hamels could be in play for Red Sox

With interim Phillies president Pat Gillick saying he thinks his team is a couple of years away from contending, ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney speculates in his blog that it's possible the Phillies would be willing to trade star left-hander Cole Hamels for a package that could help their rebuilding process. Olney also points out that the Red Sox would likely be very interested in Hamels, as they wouldn't have to make as big of a commitment to him in terms of dollars and years as they would Jon Lester on the open market in free agency: For a team such as the Cubs or Red Sox -- two...

New Astros manager A.J. Hinch to make an appearance at Arizona Fall League

Astros manager A.J. Hinch is scheduled to be in Phoenix this week, where he plans to see Astros prospects playing in the Arizona Fall League for four games, and meet up with other Astros personnel as well. Pitching coach Brent Strom and bullpen coach Craig Bjornson are in the area, as is Josh Miller, a […]

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San Jose Mercury News 40 mins ago

World Series: Bumgarner's Game 5 start can now make it advantage Giants

Madison Bumgarner's Game 5 start can put San Francisco Giants one game away from a third World Series title, when in the early innings of Game 4, it appeared that he would he asked to save the season
Los Angeles Times 40 mins ago

UFC 179: Jose Aldo beats Chad Mendes to retain featherweight title

UFC 179 takes place Saturday night from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event is headlined by a UFC featherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Chad Mendes. Aldo hasn't lost an MMA contest since November 2005 and has been the undisputed king of the 145 pound division for many...

LSU tags Ole Miss with its first loss

Bo Wallace was on the cusp of prolonging No. 3 Mississippi's bid for an unbeaten season, until Louisiana State safety Ronald Martin got in the way.

Marlins' Stanton receives Hank Aaron award

Clayton Kershaw may edge out Giancarlo Stanton for the 2014 National League Most Valuable Player award next month. If that’s the case, Stanton can take solace in a pretty good consolation prize.

World Series: Tim Kawakami discusses Game 5 in pregame live chat, Sunday at 11 a.m.

Join our Tim Kawakami for a World Series pregame live chat Sunday at 11 a.m. as we get ready for Game 5 Sunday night. Click here if viewing on a mobile device 
San Francisco Chronicle 2 hours ago

Giants tie it up – Pence fuels rally

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at AT&T Park The Giants scored twice in the fifth inning of Game 4 to tie it back up a 4-4, with Joe Panik doubling to lead things off against Jason Vargas. A grounder sent Panik to third and Hunter Pence knocked a 2-2 pitch from Jason Frasor up the middle to drive in Panik. Ned Yost subbed in lefty Danny Duffy for Frasor to turn switch-hitting Pablo Sandoval around – he’d had a weak swing against lefty Jason Vargas his previous at-bat – and Sandoval ripped a single to left center, then Duffy walked Brandon Belt on four pitches, some of them way
San Francisco Chronicle 2 hours ago

Mo’ne Davis throws strike for 1st pitch of Game 4

By Steve Kroner Give Mo’ne Davis credit for sticking with her hometown team. The 13-year-old girl who became a national sensation for her performance in the Little League World Series this summer, threw the ceremonial first pitch before Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday. During a mini news conference during the third inning, Davis acknowledged she was grateful to meet Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson at AT&T Park. She quickly added, “But I got to talk to Chase Utley on the phone, so I think that tops it all.” Yes, for a Philadelphia teenager, a phone conversation with...

Pecka keeps Strikers playoff bid in reach

FORT LAUDERDALE — A possible playoff berth hanging in the balance for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

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