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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 V | 1 hour, 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Ace in waiting Ventura may be Royals' wild card Yordano Ventura, the 23-year-old with the triple-digit fastball is perfectly positioned to do what No. 1 starter James Shields could not as the Royals' rookie right-hander gets the ball for Game 2 of the World Series against the Giants tonight. | 2 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
SF's fast first frame KOs KC, quiets The K If there's a formula for beating the Royals, the Giants found it. Actually, it's the formula baseball teams have been using for more than a century. First things first. The Giants put up three runs in the first inning and cruised to a 7-1 victory over the | 2 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Bumgarner is a Royal pain in Series opener Madison Bumgarner padded what was already an impressive World Series resume in Game 1 on Tuesday night, allowing just three hits and one run in seven innings to lead the Giants to a 7-1 win over the Royals in Kansas City. | 2 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Royals expect to bounce back quickly in Game 2 Tuesday night's Game 1 defeat snapped the Royals' record streak of eight consecutive victories to open the 2014 postseason while simultaneously raising the stakes for Game 2 tonight. | 2 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Young Ventura, KC out to even set vs. vet Peavy, SF The 1985 Royals lost Game 1 of the World Series at home. Heck, they lost Game 2, too. And we know how that one turned out. So the Royals need look no further than their own organizational history to know they can recover from the drubbing they endured at | 2 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Sandoval's October exploits becoming legendary With a 2-for-5, two-RBI performance in the Giants' 7-1 Game 1 victory over the Royals, Pablo Sandoval improved his lifetime postseason batting average to .328. That moved him above Babe Ruth and just about everyone else on baseball's all-time list. Among | 2 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
And away they go: SF, MadBum keep winning on the road The Giants are 5-1 on the road this postseason. And for a club that hasn't had home-field advantage in any of the rounds, road performance is a necessity. The other half of it is this: The opposition can't have a home-field advantage when Madison Bumgarne | 3 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Giants-Royals, World Series Game 1: Did you know? From the importance of winning Game 1 of the World Series, to Madison Bumgarner's historic numbers, to the Giants' overall postseason success, here's a look at some of the interesting facts and figures from Tuesday night in Kansas City. | 3 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Giants showcase stellar defense against Royals The most unsung aspect of the Giants' success is how well they play defense. Alas, when shortstop Brandon Crawford booted a grounder in the third inning of Game 1 in the World Series on Tuesday night, it was the first error by a San Francisco position pla | 3 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend