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Twins decline $3.6M option on reliever Burton

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have declined their $3.6 million option for 2015 on reliever Jared Burton, who gets a $200,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency after the World Series.

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World Series rating for opener drops to low

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence, left, celebrates with Pablo Sandoval the team's 7-1 victory in Game 1 of baseball's World Series over the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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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Padres fire Plantier as hitting coach

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Phil Plantier is the latest hitting coach to be fired by the San Diego Padres.

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Beaten Giants fan shows progress in ESPN interview

FILE-This June 25, 2014 file photo shows a wheelchair bound Bryan Stow, assisted by a caregiver, is surrounded by family and media as he is led into the Los Angeles County Superior Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Stow who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodger fans put up his hands and fingers, fist bumped his mom and talked about his goals in a new interview three years after the attack outside Dodger Stadium. Stow, wearing a Giants tank top, spoke to ESPN on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 from his parents’ home in the Northern California city of Capitola, where he watched Game 1 of the World Series between the Giants and Kansas City Royals. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Al Seib) MANDATORY CREDIT

CAPITOLA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodger fans three years ago outside Dodger Stadium put up his hands and fingers, fist-bumped his mom and talked about his goals in a display of his progress during a new interview aired Wednesday morning.

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From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

In this Sept. 20, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Diego. Cut by Seattle in April 2011, Petit was left sitting in his Miami home, waiting for a call from any major league team. No one called. Now, Petit has blossomed into a key pitch for the Giants in the World Series. (AP Photo/Don Boomer, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His major league career had hit rock bottom and was heading nowhere.

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