Giants nip Kansas City 3-2 to win World Series

The San Francisco Giants won game seven on the road, beating Kansas City 3-2 last night behind a sparkling relief performance by Madison Baumgarner. It was the first time a visiting team won game seven since Pittsburgh did it in Baltimore in 1979. The home team had won nine straight times when the series went to seven games. Baumgarner pitched five shutout innings in relief, after winning two games as a starter including Sunday's shutout in game five in San Francisco that put the Giants up 3-2 heading back to Kansas City. San Francisco starter Tim Hudson didn't make it out of the second inning, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk. He left the game with two outs in the second inning. Reliever Jeremy Affeldt, who come into the game in the second after Hudson allowed the tying runs to score, earned the win with two and a third innings, allowing just one baserunner. Baumgarner then capped off a performance of the ages, earning series MVP honors with two wins and a save. He was also MVP of the NL championship series. The Giants big hits came from their seventh and eighth place hitters. Designated hitter Michael Morris had two runs batted in, Brandon Crawford had the other. Pablo Sandoval went 3-for-3 and scored two of the Giants runs.

Royals, Giants go to game seven after 10-0 Royals blowout win

Kansas City is a game away from winning the World Series for the first time since 1985 after last night's 10-0 blowout of San Francisco in Kansas City. The Royals hope history will repeat itself tonight in game seven. The home team has won the last nine Game 7s. The last time the visiting team won a Game 7 was Pittsburgh in 1979. Kansas City rookie Yordano Ventura was brilliant last night, allowing three hits in seven scoreless innings to beat veteran Jake Peavy, who was shelled in the second inning by the Royals. Every starter in the Royals' lineup had at least one hit, and all buy designated hitter Billy Butler scored a run. Tonight in the deciding game, Kansas City will state Jeremy Guthrie. The Giants counter with Tim Hudson.

World Series goes to game seven after Royals 10-0 Tuesday night win

THERE WILL BE ONE MORE GAME IN THE 2014 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON. IT WILL BEGIN SHORTLY AFTER EIGHT THIS EVENING IN KANSAS CITY WHEN THE ROYALS PLAY HOST TO THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS. THE 7th GAME BECAME NECESSARY WHEN KANSAS CITY BLEW OUT THE GIANTS 10-0 LAST NIGHT TO EVEN THE SERIES AT THREE GAMES EACH.

Baumgarner blanks Royals 5-0, Giants take one game lead in World Series

Madison Baumgarner pitched a complete-game four hit shutout last night, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 win over Kansas City in game five of the World Series in San Francisco. James Shields pitched well for the Royals, allowing just two runs in six innings, but Kansas City batters couldn't solve Baumgarner. With single runs in the second and fourth innings, both driven in by shortstop Brandon Crawford, the Giants scored three times in the bottom of the eighth inning off two Kansas city relief pitchers to put the game away and sent the Series back to Kansas City with the Giants leading three games to two. Juan Perez, inserted two innings earlier as a pinch runner, stayed in the game in left field for the Giants. The move paid off as Perez drove in two of the eighth inning runs, Crawford drove in the final run.

Giants win 5-0 in game five, Series returns to KC Tuesday

LATE LAST NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO, THE GIANTS BEAT KANSAS CITY 5-0 TO TAKE A THREE TO TWO LEAD IN THE BEST OF SEVEN SERIES WHICH WILL CONTINUE TUESDAY NIGHT IN KANSAS CITY. THE FALCONS LOST THEIR SUNDAY MORNING GAME IN LONDON, ENGLAND TO DETROIT 22-21. LAST NIGHT IN THE LATE NFL GAME IT WAS NEW ORLEANS 44-GREEN BAY 23 AND TONIGHT’S MONDAY NFL GAME FEATURES DALLAS AGAINST WASHINGTON.

John Hart will be Braves President of Baseball Operations

John Hart, who said a week ago that he wasn't interested in the Braves GM job full time, took the re-named position yesterday, and will become the Braves President of Baseball Operations, which replaces the title of General Manager but carries the same duties, responsibilities and authority. Hart is 66 years old, and was formerly the general manager at both Cleveland and Texas. The Braves also announced that assistant GM John Coppolella will remain in the position as Hart's top aide. Many feel this is a move to groom Coppolella as the nest general manager. Hart signed a three-year contract. Hart had already announced, while interim GM, that manager Fredi Gonzalez will return next season, but many on the coaching staff were not re-hired.

Simmons, Heyward likely Gold Glove winners

Atlanta shortstop Andrelton Simmons and rightfielder Jason Heyward are among the three finalists for National League Gold Glove awards at their respective positions. Both are favored to win their second such awards. In somewhat of a surprise, leftfielder Justin Upton is also among the finalists, which came as a surprise to most observers. In his first full season in the major leagues, Simmons won the award last year. Heyward won two years ago. Simmons also won the coveted Platinum Glove last year, awarded to the best defensive player in the National League, all positions included.

Ex-Braves homer for both sides as Royals tie series with 7-2 win

Two former Atlanta Braves hit home runs last night in game two of the World Series in Kansas City. Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco led off the game with a homer, then Omar Infante's two-run shot in the sixth was the highlight in a 5-run inning for the Royals that ended the scoring for the night in the Royals' 7-2 win that ties the series at a game each. Five native Georgians are on the two rosters. Last night, Kansas City's versatile outfielder Leonard Cain of Valdosta was 2-for-4 and scored two runs. Terrence Gore of Jones County scored a run for the Royals as a pinch runner, but didn't have an at-bat. On the Giants side, Leesburg native Buster Posey was 1-for-4, and reliever Hunter Strickland of Thomaston gave up Infante's sixth inning home run. Tim Hudson of Columbus, the third Georgia on the Giants team, makes his first start Friday when the series moves to San Francisco.

World Series tied after K.C. win, Mercer on the road this Saturday

THE WORLD SERIES IS KNOTTED UP AT ONE GAME EACH AFTER KANSAS CITY CAME BACK TO WIN GAME TWO OVER THE GIANTS 7-2. THE SERUES NOW MOVES TO SAN FRANCISCO FOR THE NEXT THREE CONTESTS BEGINNING FRIDAY.iF A WINNER ISN'T DECIDED AFTER GAME FIVE, THE FINAL TWO WOULD BE PLAYED IN KANSAS CITY. ALSO MERCER COACH BOBBY LAMB WILL MEETING WITH FANS TONIGHT BEGINNING AT SIX-THIRTY AT THE WILD WING CAFE IN THE RIVER CROSSING CENTER. MERCER PLAYS AT CHATTANOOGA THIS SATURDAY AT NOON.

Giants beat Cardinals 6-3 in game five to win NLCS

IN SPORTS IT WILL BE SAN FRANCISCO AND KANSAS CITY IN THE 2014 WORLD SERIES BEGINNING TUESDAY IN MISSOURI. THE GIANTS WON THEIR BEST OF 7 SERIES WITH ST. LOUIS 4 GAMES TO I BY WINNING 6-3 LAST NIGHT IN sAN FRANCISCO. KANSAS CITY BEAT OUT BALTIMORE IN A FOUR GAME SWEEP. THE WORLD SERIES WILL TAKE ON A GEORGIA FLAVOR. TERRENCE GORE,WHO PLAYS FOR THE ROYALS, WAS BORN IN MACON AND RESIDES IN JONES COUNTY. HIS ROYALS TEAMMARE LORENZO GORE IS FROM VALDOSTA. BUSTER POSEY OF THE GIANTS IS FROM LEESBURG. HIS TEAMMATE HUNTER STRICKLAND, A PITCHER, IS FROM THOMASTON AND TIM HUDSON, THE FORMER BRAVE, IS FROM COLUMBUS

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