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Royals might need a rare pinch hit in Series

Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler takes batting practice during a workout Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in San Francisco. The Royals and the San Francisco Giants are scheduled to play Game 3 of baseball's World Series in San Francisco on Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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.

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Lincecum to undergo treatment on back in Bay Area

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is helped into the team's dugout during the eighth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City Royals defeated the Giants 7-2 to tie the series at 1-1 games. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum was sent for an MRI of his tight back to determine whether he can remain on the active roster when the World Series resumes Friday night.

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At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

The Kansas City Royals take batting practice during a baseball workout on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in San Francisco. The Royals and the San Francisco Giants are to play Game 3 of baseball's World Series in San Francisco on Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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.

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Brewers hire Darnell Coles as hitting coach

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Darnell Coles is the new hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that missed the playoffs in large part because of problems at the plate.

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Phillies, Sizemore agree to 1-year, $2M contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies and Grady Sizemore have agreed to a one year, $2 million contract.

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