Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants' Bumgarner Is The New World Series HeroPitcher Madison Bumgarner carried the San Francisco Giants to a third World Series win in 5 seasons. The Kansas City Royals fall just short.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Pitching Will Be The Difference In Game 7The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals take the World Series to Game 7. Strong Royals pitching will win a close one for KC.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Under More Pressure Than Royals To WinThe Giants have a larger payroll than the Royals... by a lot. They also have the 3-2 World Series edge, and way more pressure to win.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Trailing Royals Get Advantage Playing At HomeGiants lead the World Series 3-2 on Bumgarner's masterful outing. But for the Royals, returning to Kansas City could help them win out.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Pitching Matchup Favors Giants In Game 5The Giants rolled over the Royals in World Series Game 4. A Bumgarner-Shields pitching matchup in Game 5 points to another Giants win.
Playoff Pinch Hits: World Series Game 4 Will Be Another Close OneGame 3 was pivotal in the World Series. And the Kansas City Royals' win forces the San Francisco Giants to play from behind in Game 4.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Getting More Value From Payroll Than GiantsThe Kansas City Royals are one of MLB's thriftiest teams, while the San Francisco Giants are one of its highest-spending teams.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Even Up World Series; Giants Not WorriedThe Royals were back to their old selves against the Giants in Game Two. The World Series heads to San Francisco this weekend.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Hard To Beat After World Series Game 1 WinThe San Francisco Giants won the first game of the 2010 and 2012 World Series, which put them on the championship path both times.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Why The Royals Will Win The World Series In 6 GamesThe Giants and Royals got to the World Series by playing better baseball than better teams. Which team will emerge as champion?
Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants' World Series Win Won't Make Them A DynastyThe San Francisco Giants could win a third World Series in five seasons by beating the Kansas City Royals. But it won't make them a dynasty.
Playoff Pinch Hits: James Shields-Wil Myers Trade A Success For RoyalsThe Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals And Giants An Unlikely World Series PairingThe World Series between the Royals and Giants will feature two teams that didn't even win 90 games during the regular season.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Will Be Fan Favorites In World SeriesThe Giants beat the Cardinals to make the World Series. But baseball fans outside of San Francisco will be rooting for the Royals.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Kansas City Royals' Streak May End In World SeriesThe Royals reach their first World Series since 1985 with 8 straight American League playoff wins, beating the Athletics, Angels and Orioles.