Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants' Bumgarner Is The New World Series HeroPitcher Madison Bumgarner carried the San Francisco Giants to a third World Series win in 5 seasons. The Kansas City Royals fall just short.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Pitching Will Be The Difference In Game 7The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals take the World Series to Game 7. Strong Royals pitching will win a close one for KC.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Under More Pressure Than Royals To WinThe Giants have a larger payroll than the Royals... by a lot. They also have the 3-2 World Series edge, and way more pressure to win.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Trailing Royals Get Advantage Playing At HomeGiants lead the World Series 3-2 on Bumgarner's masterful outing. But for the Royals, returning to Kansas City could help them win out.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Pitching Matchup Favors Giants In Game 5The Giants rolled over the Royals in World Series Game 4. A Bumgarner-Shields pitching matchup in Game 5 points to another Giants win.
Playoff Pinch Hits: World Series Game 4 Will Be Another Close OneGame 3 was pivotal in the World Series. And the Kansas City Royals' win forces the San Francisco Giants to play from behind in Game 4.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Getting More Value From Payroll Than GiantsThe Kansas City Royals are one of MLB's thriftiest teams, while the San Francisco Giants are one of its highest-spending teams.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Even Up World Series; Giants Not WorriedThe Royals were back to their old selves against the Giants in Game Two. The World Series heads to San Francisco this weekend.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Hard To Beat After World Series Game 1 WinThe San Francisco Giants won the first game of the 2010 and 2012 World Series, which put them on the championship path both times.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Why The Royals Will Win The World Series In 6 GamesThe Giants and Royals got to the World Series by playing better baseball than better teams. Which team will emerge as champion?
Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants' World Series Win Won't Make Them A DynastyThe San Francisco Giants could win a third World Series in five seasons by beating the Kansas City Royals. But it won't make them a dynasty.
Playoff Pinch Hits: James Shields-Wil Myers Trade A Success For RoyalsThe Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.