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Gordon Should Have Tried to Score

Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight

Gallant Royals Have No Regrets

Phil Rogers, mlb.com

K.C. Can Embrace Baseball Once Again

Sam Mellinger, Kansas City Star

Giants' Wondrous Monotony

Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle

Bumgarner a Giant of a Pitcher

Mark Purdy, San Jose Mercury News

It would have been close. Alex Gordon might have scored, particularly if he’d been in the mindset to do so all along. Or maybe not. I’m sure there will be Zapruder-fi...(full article)

KANSAS CITY -- One question will never be answered.   At the end of Game 7 of the 2014 World Series, after a glorious run that started with two remarkable comebacks just to advanc...(full article)

After the last out of the last game of the World Series, the strangers from San Francisco turned an infield 1,800 miles from home into the happiest dogpile in sports. Salvador Pere...(full article)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s getting to be a habit, and behold the wondrous monotony of it all: The Giants are world champions again. As the calendar strikes an even-numbere...(full article)

Madison Bumgarner took the mound in the fifth inning Wednesday night. He never gave it back. The Giants took a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning. They never looked back. T...(full article)

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