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  • Giants announce death of longtime scout

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The World Series-bound San Francisco Giants say longtime major league scout Stan Saleski has died. He was 59. The team announced Friday that Saleski died unexpectedly last Saturday in Baltimore while scouting the AL Championship Series. Saleski spent more than...

  • Rays promote Bloom, Neander to vice presidents

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays promoted Chaim Bloom and Erik Neander to vice presidents of baseball operations Friday. They will assist new president of baseball operations Matt Silverman in all aspects of the department. Silverman replaced Andrew Friedman, who joined...

  • Baseball lifer Banister home as Rangers manager

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jeff Banister is a baseball lifer who calls Texas home. He grew up there and played his entire amateur career there before getting drafted. Now the former catcher who got a pinch-hit single in his only major league at-bat, who was temporarily paralyzed from the...

  • Ishikawa's 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After three years away with four different teams, Travis Ishikawa landed himself a second chance with San Francisco right where he so wanted to be. And with one sweet swing, he sent the Giants back to the World Series. It was the Shot That Shook the Bay. For all...

  • Ishikawa 3-run homer sends Giants to World Series

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. These every-other-year Giants clinched the NL Championship Series in Game 5...

  • Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wins NLCS MVP

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner has been chosen MVP of the NL Championship Series after his latest display of postseason poise for the San Francisco Giants. Bumgarner tossed eight solid innings Thursday night in Game 5 and took home MVP honors after the Giants rallied for a 6-3...

  • 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....

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