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10/21/2014 | Byrnes takes in AFL game with Dodgers brass

Rumors that the Dodgers will hire Josh Byrnes for a front-office job gained traction Tuesday when he was seen watching an Arizona Fall League game with Dodgers president Stan Kasten and special advisor Pat Corrales. The Dodgers have not confirmed any reports.


10/21/2014 | Game 1 dedicated to veterans, military families

Major League Baseball dedicated Game 1 of its 110th World Series to veterans and military families, and the daylong activities included a visit by Commissioner Bud Selig, U.S. military brass and Royals legend John Mayberry to the Kansas City VA Hospital Honor Annex near Kauffman Stadium just before the Giants-Royals opener.


10/21/2014 | Game 1 combines Adm. Winnefeld's top interests

James "Sandy" Winnefeld Jr. is a four-star Admiral who currently serves as the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, making him the second-highest-ranking officer in the United States Armed Forces. He also is an MLB.TV subscriber, a regular at Washington Nationals games, a former player and the father of a son who is currently pitching in high school.


10/21/2014 | Shields' struggles continue in Series opener

A day before he was to throw the first World Series pitch in Kansas City since 1985, James Shields spoke about his propensity for amnesia. The Royals' ace will want to tap into that after a forgettable -- and relatively brief -- Game 1 start on Tuesday night.


10/21/2014 | MLB.TV streaming World Series for first time

Tuesday's 7-1 Giants victory over the Royals in Game 1 was the first live stream of a World Series game in the U.S., representing a milestone in Major League Baseball broadcast delivery and allowing fans to watch on the go with an MLB.TV subscription.


10/21/2014 | Scioscia named AL Manager of Year by Sporting News

Angels skipper Mike Scioscia was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday by Sporting News, which also named Matt Williams of the Nationals in the National League based on a panel of 22 fellow managers.


10/21/2014 | No fear: Rookie Ventura to bring heat in Game 2

Long before the 100-mph fastball, the dynamic 2014 season and the opportunity to start Game 2 of the World Series was a tryout in Guerra, the Dominican city that houses the Royals' academy on that baseball-rich island. It was the summer of 2008. Yordano Ventura came in slightly taller than 5-foot-10, weighing 143 pounds and throwing no harder than 88 mph, sticking out for the wrong reasons.


10/21/2014 | Yearwood sings anthem; Staff Sgt. throws first pitch

Trisha Yearwood has performed the national anthem at several World Series, but no matter how many of these she's asked to do, it never gets old.


10/21/2014 | Rested and ready: Peavy sees benefit to layoff

When Jake Peavy takes the mound to start Wednesday's Game 2 of the World Series (4:30 p.m. PT airtime/5:07 p.m. PT gametime on FOX), he will be pitching on 10 days' rest, but while such a long layoff can sometimes be difficult for a pitcher, the Giants right-hander thinks it will work to his advantage.


10/21/2014 | Retired Marine sits in Buck O'Neil's seat for Game 1

For Game 1 of the World Series, as Major League Baseball honored veterans and military families, Tony Clark of Augusta, Kan., was in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat at Kauffman Stadium.


10/21/2014 | MLB shines light on worthy causes at Fall Classic

The World Series is Major League Baseball's bully pulpit, and the league intends to use it. So with a worldwide stage available, baseball will again shine a light on a series of causes.


10/21/2014 | Yanks' Austin starts late rally in Fall League win

For six innings Tuesday, Glendale right-handers Francellis Montas and Parker Bridwell silenced Scottsdale's offense. Despite some wildness that led to two runs, the pair held the Scorpions hitless, allowing the Desert Dogs to open a four-run lead.


10/21/2014 | Tale of the tape: Giants-Royals, Game 2

Here's a breakdown of the pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series: the Giants' Jake Peavy and the Royals' Yordano Ventura.


10/21/2014 | Giants willing to lose DH to sub for Morse

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated before Tuesday's World Series opener that he would prefer to stick with his usual substitution strategy involving Michael Morse, Juan Perez and Travis Ishikawa instead of tailoring his moves to American League rules for Games 1 and 2 of the World Series.


10/21/2014 | He's back: Lee visits from Korea to see KC in World Series

Korean Superfan SungWoo Lee made his return to Kansas City to see his beloved Royals in the World Series.


10/21/2014 | Cubs' Russell rakes in Fall League victory

Addison Russell, the Cubs No. 2 prospect and the 11th overall pick in the 2012 draft, went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a home run.


10/21/2014 | Astros' prospect Velasquez untouchable in AFL action

Vincent Velasquez, ranked Houston's No. 8 prospect by MLB.com, allowed just one hit against a star-studded lineup for Peoria. The Javelinas had three of the top 100 prospects ranked by MLB.com in Tuesday's lineup, but Velasquez and three Salt River relievers held Peoria to just two hits for the day.


10/21/2014 | Royals' win streak halted as Shields, bats struggle

Before the sellout crowd of 40,459 at Kauffman Stadium knew it, they were seeing ace right-hander James Shields and the Royals absorb a 7-1 loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the 110th World Series on Tuesday night. It ended Kansas City's string of eight straight postseason victories.


10/21/2014 | Sabathia nearly '100 percent,' ready to anchor rotation

Three months removed from season-ending right knee surgery, Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia said on Tuesday that he feels "pretty much back to 100 percent" and expects to be ready for a full workload of 32 starts and 200 innings in 2015.


10/21/2014 | Venezuela well represented in World Series

Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval and Royals catcher Salvador Perez are longtime friends from their days playing baseball together in Carabobo state in Venezuela in their early teens. Never in their wildest dreams could they have imagined facing each other in the World Series.


10/21/2014 | Kidney stone no longer an issue for Shields

James Shields went into tonight's Game 1 World Series start for the Royals with the effects of a kidney stone apparently behind him.


10/21/2014 | Guthrie, Vargas to start Games 3 and 4

Jeremy Guthrie will start Game 3 and Jason Vargas will follow in Game 4, Royals manager Ned Yost announced before Tuesday's World Series opener at Kauffman Stadium.


10/21/2014 | Al Avila navigating dad, VP roles amid concern for son's health

Alex Avila should be able to have a normal offseason after concussion symptoms from a couple of weeks ago subsided and followup tests came back negative. Still, there's a lingering concern within the Tigers organization -- including VP and assistant GM Al Avila -- for his health after at least three concussions in recent years.


10/21/2014 | Trailblazing '80 Royals gave KC first taste of Series

Most of the time, when somebody mentions the Royals, it's about this season or 1985. But what about 1980? Nobody talks about that World Series, and guess who was in it?


10/21/2014 | Mattingly embraces big picture of recent shakeup

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that last week's front-office shakeup in which Andrew Friedman was hired as president of baseball operations and Ned Colletti was moved to the role of senior advisor hasn't threatened his job security or shaken his belief in the organization's future.




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