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Injured Matt Cain is Series spectator for Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Well after the rest of his teammates put on their uniforms, Matt Cain wandered into the San Francisco clubhouse and changed clothes for a recent World Series practice....

Royals might need a rare pinch hit in Series
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had as little use for pinch hitters as Kansas City's Ned Yost....

At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall....

Giants' Hudson to face Royals' Guthrie in Game 3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team....

Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty
MIAMI (AP) -- A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball's recent drug scandal....

The Write Way: KC coach's lineup cards are artful

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Take a look around the Kansas City Royals' dugout and it's pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series....

Butler delivers 2 big hits, KC evens World Series

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A big-and-burly thumper still has a place on these flash-and-dash Kansas City Royals, it seems. Especially if he can deliver clutch hits in the World Series, the way Billy Butler did Wednesday night....

Giants' bullpen melts down in 7-2 loss to Royals

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy signaled to his bullpen and got no relief. Over and over....

Royals beat Giants 7-2 in Game 2 of World Series

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Greg Holland strikes out three in a one-hit ninth to close out the Royals' 7-2 victory that evens the bets-of-seven World Series 1-1....

World Series rating for opener drops to low

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A World Series opener involving the San Francisco Giants set a record low TV rating for the second time in three seasons....


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