Bumgarner Sizzles, Shields Fizzles

Bumgarner Sizzles, Shields Fizzles

Madison Bumgarner turns in another dominating pitching performance, while the San Francisco Giants pound out seven runs to take game one of the World Series. The Giants 7-1 victory put an end to Kansas City's 11 game postseason win streak that dated back to 1985.

Hunter Pence celebrates his first inning HR.

Giants Strike First In Game One Rout

The San Francisco Giants came out swinging in Game One of the 2014 World Series, scoring three times in the first inning and never looking back.

Madison Bumgarner

World Series Preview: Comparing the Pitching

The Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants have reached the World Series thanks in large part to the strength of their pitching staffs. But which staff has the advantage in the series?

Series Absentees

Series Absentees

Which MLB franchises have never made a World Series?

Travis Ishikawa with the walk-off homerun.

Giants Go Long, Walk-Off To World Series

For all of the crazy ways the San Francisco Giants scored runs during the NLCS, perhaps their most surprising runs were saved for last. Travis Ishikawa, who had only 81 at-bats during the regular season for the Giants, blasted a walk-off, three-run homerun to push the Giants into the 2014 World Series.

The Royals are the AL Champions.

Royals Ascend; Giants Capitalize Again

The Kansas City Royals are the champions of the American League. No, that's not a misprint. Kansas City won their first AL pennant since 1985 when they completed the sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. The San Francisco Giants, who have won two World Series since 2010, are one win away from joining the Royals with their win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Four of the NLCS.

Gregor Blanco's bunt was a game-winner.

Cards Throw One Away, Royals Move Closer

The San Francisco Giants keep finding different ways to score runs, while the Kansas City Royals have used a tried-and-true formula to close out games. Both ways led to wins on Tuesday, as the Giants took a 2-1 series lead over the St. Louis Cardinals and the Royals grabbed a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Baltimore Orioles.

Kolten Wong: walk-off hero.

NLCS: Cards Have Right Stuff In Game Two

The St. Louis Cardinals hit just 105 homeruns during the regular season, but they have been launching the ball over the fences with regularity during the post-season. The Cardinals hit four solo homeruns, including a walk-off blast, to earn a 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game Two of the NLCS.

Madison Bumgarner and Lorenzo Cain

Royals Relentless, Bumgarner Flawless

The Kansas City Royals' magical run through the post-season continued on Saturday with yet another late-inning rally for a win over the Baltimore Orioles. The San Francisco Giants' road dominance also continued, as Madison Bumgarner led a shutout win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Matt Adams and Santiago Casilla celebrate.

MLB Playoff Recap: Cards, Giants Advance

For the third time in five years, the National League Championship Series will feature the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals. Both teams moved on after one-run, Game Four victories. The National League's best two regular seasons teams - the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers - are heading home after disappointing post-season runs.

The 8 Most Dramatic MLB Playoff Endings

The 8 Most Dramatic MLB Playoff Endings

Walkoffs, home runs, and prayers answered - who made the best plays in September and October?

Bryce Harper starred with the bat and the glove.

MLB Playoff Recap: Nationals Survive

Facing long odds, the Washington Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants and ace Madison Bumgarner on the road to force a Game Four in the NLDS. In the other National League Division Series, the St. Louis Cardinals got a lot of pitching and just enough power from their offense to push the Los Angeles Dodgers to the brink of elimination.

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