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World Series: How the Giants and Royals match up

San Francisco Giants players stretch during baseball practice Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Royals will host the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Oct. 21. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A position-by-position look at the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium:

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Road gets tougher for 5-1 Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals middle linebacker Larry Foote (50) is congratulated by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers (25) and defensive end Kareem Martin, left rear, after sacking Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. The Cardinals won 24-13. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals are 5-1 for the first time in 38 years. After a victory at winless Oakland, the team sits alone atop the NFC West, with a two-game cushion in the loss column over San Francisco and Seattle.

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San Francisco radio stations ban hit song ‘Royals’

In this April 9, 2014 file photo, New Zealand's singer-songwriter Lorde answers questions from the press in Mexico City, Mexico. The popular song “Royals” by Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Two San Francisco radio stations say they won’t play the song during the duration of the World Series. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell,File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

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Giants rely on core of 4 relievers

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Javier Lopez throws against the St. Louis Cardinals during the 10th inning of Game 3 of the National League baseball championship series Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.

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Giants fan who caught home-run ball gives it back

San Francisco Giants Travis Ishikawa hits a walk-off three-run home run during the ninth inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-3 to advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lifelong San Francisco fan had a piece of team history in his hands Thursday night: the home run ball that sent the Giants to the World Series.

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