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Sweet dreams: Sleep expert helps Giants in October

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford heads for home on an RBI double by Giants' Michael Morse during the sixth inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some extra postseason pillow time has Brandon Crawford and the San Francisco Giants dreaming about another World Series championship.

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Finnegan passes test, Royals stop Giants in Game 3

Kansas City Royals pitcher Brandon Finnegan throws during the seventhy inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Summoned in a tough spot, Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan trotted in from the bullpen, threw his warmup pitches and then did something curious.

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Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series

At left, in an Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Ryan Vogelsong throws against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series in San Francisco. At right, in a July 8, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Jason Vargas pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Vargas faces Vogelsong in Game 4 of baseball's World Series Saturday night, Oct. 25, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him.

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Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco is out at first as he dives with Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer covering during the seventh inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That same winning formula of fundamental baseball put the Kansas City Royals on top in the World Series.

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Konerko, Rollins 1st co-winners of Clemente Award

Retired Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko and Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins pose with their trophies after being named co-winners of the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award before Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award.

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