Posts Tagged MLB Playoffs

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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’85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, former Kansas City Royals' Bret Saberhagen, left, and George Brett shake hands before Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series against the Baltimore Orioles  in Kansas City, Mo. In 1985, Saberhagen pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum , File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bret Saberhagen was just 21 years old when the Kansas City Royals were last in the World Series. He pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead.

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Networks encourage fans to watch their competitors

In this Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong watches his home run against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series in San Francisco. Viewers tuning into the National League Championship Series on Fox Sports 1 saw an ad behind the batter promoting the ALCS on TBS, and vice versa. Sure, they’re helping the competition, network executives say. They also believe they’re helping themselves. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Please watch another channel.

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This Date In Baseball

1910 — After three straight defeats and trailing Philadelphia 3-2 in the ninth, the Chicago Cubs tied the score and then won 4-3 in 10 innings for their only victory as the A’s won the World Series in five games.

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