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Topeka Capital-Journal 9 hours ago

World Series TV ratings increase from Game 1 to 2

NEW YORK — Game 2 of the World Series stayed close deeper into the night, boosting television ratings. The 12.9 million viewers Wednesday on Fox for the Kansas City Royals’ 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants were an increase of 6 percent from Game 1. The 7.9 rating with a 14 share was still the second-lowest ever for a Game 2. The Giants’ 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers in 2012 drew a 7.8/12. The Giants’ 7-1 victory Tuesday earned a 7.3, a record low for a Game 1. San Francisco led 5-0 after four innings. On Wednesday, the game stayed tied into the sixth. read more

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San Jose Mercury News 10 hours ago

Giants pitcher Tim Hudson's long journey finally leads to World Series start Friday night

It's getting a little tiresome for the three Hudson children. Nearly every day in hotel rooms on the road this week, Giants' starting pitcher Tim Hudson will ask them, 'You realize we're in the World Series, right?'

Giants vs. Royals World Series pregame live chat, Friday at 11 a.m.

Join our Mark Purdy for a World Series pregame live chat Friday at 11 a.m., hours before the 5:07 p.m. first pitch of Game 3. Click here if viewing on a mobile device 
Newark Star-Ledger 13 hours ago

World Series 2014: 3 things we learned about San Francisco Giants in Game 2

Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey and the Royals bullpen all taught the Giants something.
POSTGAME NOTES: “My emotions got the best of me,” Strickland says; Blanco makes his mark; Lincecum makes some friends

POSTGAME NOTES: “My emotions got the best of me,” Strickland says; Blanco makes his mark; Lincecum makes some friends

Hunter Strickland stood there and faced the waves, and there were many of them. When you scream at an opponent in a World Series game, you’re going to have to answer a few questions once you take your glove off.… Continue Reading → 
San Jose Mercury News Oct 23, 2014

Jake Peavy's playoff woes continue

Peavy surrendered four runs over five-plus innings and was the losing pitcher in the Giants' 7-2 loss to the Royals.
San Jose Mercury News Oct 23, 2014

Kawakami: Giants let it get ugly in Game 2

Giants now have their own worries as World Series against Kansas City Royals heads back to San Francisco
Baltimore Sun Oct 22, 2014

Royals lean on power surge in 7-2 win over Giants in Game 2

Bruce Bochy had become less of a manager and more of a savant. As the San Francisco Giants advanced through the playoffs and into their third World Series in five years, the guy running the show was widely crowned a genius.
San Jose Mercury News Oct 22, 2014

Royals beat Giants, even World Series at 1-1

The Kansas City Royals rocked Hunter Strickland the San Francisco Giants bullpen in a five-run sixth inning and won Game 2 of the World Series 7-2.

Royals rout SF Giants in Game 2; Lincecum hurt in postseason debut

Kansas City, Mo. – Fans had clamored to see Tim Lincecum in a postseason game. They finally got their wish Wednesday night in Game 2 of the World Series, even if the familiar sight of his whip-like delivery meant something had gone haywire for the Giants. Indeed, Lincecum entered in the seventh inning of a 7-2 Royals victory after Kansas City smoked Jake Peavy and a gaggle of relievers for five runs in the sixth to break a 2-2 tie. The inning got heated when rookie Hunter Strickland allowed a two-run Salvador Perez double and two-run Omar Infante homer, then got into a tiff with Perez after...
San Jose Mercury News Oct 22, 2014

Giants' Lincecum hurt during Game 2

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum's first appearance of the postseason ended abruptly; he retired the first five batters he faced in Game 2 of the World Series but he appeared to slip while throwing a two-strike pitch to Salvador Perez in the eighth inning and left the game.
San Jose Mercury News Oct 22, 2014

World Series notebook: Michael Morse soaks up wisdom of former Giants greats

San Francisco Giants' clubhouse often has star-studded visitors that include Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Barry Bonds, Will Clark, J.T. Snow and other former All-Stars and MVPs

Royals take 7-2 lead, Stickland barks at Perez

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium The Royals busted loose for five runs in the sixth, an inning that started with a little bloop single by Lorenzo Cain off Jake Peavy and included a two-run double by Salvador Perez – and then a two-run homer by Omar Infante off Hunter Strickland. Strickland, the rookie reliever, started barking at Perez, the American League’s starting catcher in the All-Star Game, when Perez and Infante crossed the plate. That brought many of the Royals onto the field, and when Strickland was lifted for Jeremy Affeldt, one of the umpires even...
San Jose Mercury News Oct 22, 2014

Modern Family actor's Instagram Giants jabs a joke

Eric Stonestreet, Cameron on Modern Family, is a Kansas City Royals fan, but he says the San Francisco Giants fan he poked fun at was in on the joke; How much will a ticket for World Series Game 3 at AT&T Park cost you?

Blanco HR opens game; Royals take lead

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Kauffman Stadium Gregor Blanco homered to lead off Game 2 – the 19th leadoff homer in World Series history, and the first by a Giants player.  It came on a 3-2 pitch from Yordano Ventura, a 98 mph fastball. Ventura settled down after that, retiring the next three

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