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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Braves make Hart president of baseball operations

ATLANTA - John Schuerholz completed what he called "the best negotiation of my entire career" by convincing his longtime friend John Hart to accept the role of president of baseball operations for ...
By Charles Odum

Braves name Hart baseball president

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves have named John Hart as president of baseball operations.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Royals even series with Giants

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single in a five-run sixth inning, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each and the Kansas City Royals rebounded to beat San ...
By Ronald Blum

Federal agents seize phony World Series tickets, merchandise

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Federal agents have seized phony World Series tickets worth tens of thousands of dollars, along with counterfeit Royals panties and other merchandise.

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Kansas City adds Jayson Nix to roster

Infielder Jayson Nix was added to the Kansas City Royals' active roster for the World Series against San Francisco in place of rookie Christian Colon.

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Royals, Giants ready to shake off rust for shot at title

Going into Game 1 tonight at Kauff­man Stadium, both teams will deal with a familiar issue this deep in the postseason: Does an extended layoff translate into rest or rust?
By Ben Walker

Former GreenJackets fill World Series roster

Five former Augusta GreenJackets will suit up for the San Francisco Giants in their third World Series appearance in five years, including a left-hander.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Royals' bullpen getting the job done

Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series. The Big Three were about ...
By Dave Skretta

Denkinger's missed call in 1985 World Series is revisited

All these years later, umpire Don Denkinger's miss at first base remains the signature moment from the last time the World Series was in Kansas City, back in 1985.
By Ben Walker

Lincecum waits his turn

San Francisco's right-handed reliever Tim Lincecum is doing everything he can to stay involved in the Giants' latest World Series run.
By Janie McCauley

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

2012 trade for Shields sent Royals on way

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The moment Alex Gordon knew the Kansas City Royals were serious about winning can be traced to a cold December day when his wife heard they had traded for James Shields.
By Dave Skretta

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Oddsmaker makes Giants favorite in World Series

So how come this bunch that’s rapidly become a fan favorite all across the country isn’t the favorite against San Francisco in the World Series?
By Ben Walker

New Dodgers boss to retain Mattlingly

LOS ANGELES - The new president of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers plans to hire a new general manager and retain Don Mattingly as manager.

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Ishikawa's blast sends Giants back to World Series

SAN FRANCISCO - 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 ...
By Janie McCauley

Rangers hire Jeff Banister as manager

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Texas Rangers have chosen Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Giants beat Cardinals in Game 4 of NLCS

SAN FRANCISCO - Buster Posey drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday ...
By Janie McCauley

Cardinals ace confident he made right adjustments

SAN FRANCISCO - Adam Wainwright is determined to forget about his frustrating October outings and get back to the dominant postseason pitcher he used to be.
By Janie McCauley

Royals sweep way into World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Greg Holland and the Kansas City Royals wrapped up a sweep of the AL Championship Series with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.
By Dave Skretta

Braves' Schuerholz denies GM report

Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz denies report about future general manager

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Royals on brink of World Series

Billy Butler drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, and the Royals' steel-curtain bullpen shut down the Baltimore Orioles.
By Dave Skretta

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Turkeys taste own medicine

I got up and out of my sickbed so I could write this column because it’s time for the annual Turkey of the Year awards, the highlight of the holiday season.
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