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  • Wacha tagged in 9th, Cardinals ousted by Giants

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Michael Wacha finally got to pitch in this year's playoffs. Pretty soon, he was gone — and so are the St. Louis Cardinals now. Manager Mike Matheny opened himself up to second-guessing all winter, bringing in Wacha for the first time this postseason and putting...

  • Giants blast their way into World Series

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO - Travis Ishikawa hit the first homer to end an NL Championship Series, a three-run shot that sent the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 on Thursday night. These every-other-year Giants will face the Royals in...

  • Royals' run to World Series has Kansas City abuzz

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This Midwestern city best known for its barbecue, bebop jazz and, for most of the past three decades, bad baseball has exploded into a sea of blue as long-suffering Royals fans suddenly find their team at the center of the sports universe. Kansas City's...

  • Vision of Royals GM Dayton Moore comes to fruition

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The memories come back in bits and pieces, and for that he can be forgiven. After all, 29 years have passed since he was standing on the hillside, watching everything unfold. It was a blowout, Dayton Moore says, the deciding game of the 1985 World Series....

  • Rangers hire Pirates' Jeff Banister as new manager

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    The Texas Rangers hired Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager. Banister got the nod over two other finalists, interim manager Tim Bogar and Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash. General manager Jon Daniels said Thursday night that Banister won over...

  • Renovation project at Wrigley Field in full swing

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Construction equipment is starting to take big bites out of Wrigley Field's exterior outfield walls. The demolition of the famous bleachers at the historic ballpark in Chicago is part of a project to build a large electronic sign and six other outfield signs. Chicago...

  • Renovation takes bite out of Wrigley bleachers

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Construction equipment is starting to take big bites out of Wrigley Field's exterior outfield walls. The demolition of the historic ballpark's bleachers is part of a project to build a large electronic sign and six other outfield signs. Cubs spokesman Julian Green said...

  • Tony Cruz starts at catcher for Cardinals

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Catcher Tony Cruz is in the St. Louis lineup for Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Thursday night with the Cardinals facing elimination by the San Francisco Giants. A.J. Pierzynski caught the previous two games in place of injured star Yadier Molina and went...

  • Grace, Green to join new manager Hale's staff

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Mark Grace will join the staff of new Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale as assistant hitting coach. The club announced Hale's staff on Thursday, with Andy Green as third base coach and Glenn Sherlock bench coach. Sherlock shifts from third base coach and is among...

  • Hughes picked as MVP, pitcher of year for Twins

    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Phil Hughes has been named most valuable player and pitcher of the year for the Minnesota Twins in 2014. Hughes set a major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio and posted a 3.52 ERA in 32 starts, his first season with the Twins. The awards voted on by the Twin...

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