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Royals lose first replay challenge in World Series

   October 26, 2014 12:49 am    0

  Baseball’s a game that lives on statistics and firsts, so we might as well document the first replay challenge in the World Series.   Royals catcher Salvador Perez tried to pick off the Giants’ Joaquin Arias at second base.   Didn’t happen.   So, Royals manager Ned Yost challenged the boom-boom play.   The…

 

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Pirates trade for Indians shortstop

   October 25, 2014 4:55 pm    0

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Cleveland Indians shortstop Justin Sellers for cash.   Sellers went 3-for-16 for the Tribe in 17 games last season. He hit .254 with three homers and 40 RBIs at Triple-A Columbus.   He is better known for his defense, where he can play second, third or short.   Here’s a look…

 

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Watch it: Cain makes two sweet plays in outfield

   October 25, 2014 1:50 pm    0

 

 

 

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Watch it: MLB honors Tony Gwynn

   October 25, 2014 1:30 pm    0

 

 

 

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6 stats to know for Game 4 of the World Series

   October 25, 2014 10:30 am    0

Six stats you should know for Game 4 of the World Series:   1. The winner of Game 3 has gone on to win the World Series 66.1 percent of the time.   2. Manager Bruce Bochy never has lost a postseason series with the Giants.   3. Opponents are hitting .137 against Royals starter…

 

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Waiter scores World Series ticket as tip

   October 25, 2014 1:28 am    0

I’m cheering for Wade Davis.   Not because he’s a talented reliever for the Kansas City Royals.   Nah. I’m cheering for him because his wife left the best tip ever at a restaurant.   Before Game 1, Davis’ wife, Katelyn, left a World Series ticket for a waiter.   How sweet is that?   Tickets…

 

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Instant Reax: Nasty relievers make difference for Royals in Game 3

   October 25, 2014 1:10 am    0

Four innings pitched.   No hits.   Four strikeouts.   Man, that Royals bullpen is nasty.   Kevin Herrera, Brandon Finnegan, Wade Davis and Greg Holland shut the door over the final four innings to help Kansas City win 3-2, and take a 2-1 series lead over the San Francisco Giants.   How good were…

 

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Former Pirates GM Littlefield to join Tigers as scout

   October 24, 2014 6:07 pm    0

What were the Detroit Tigers thinking?   Well, that could apply to many things this past season, but I’m specifically talking about hiring former Pirates general manager Dave Littlefield as their top scout.   Littlefield’s tenure with Pittsburgh (2001-07) was one I thought lasted too long and was riddled with poor draft choices.   My personal…

 

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Former SeaWolves catcher Avila finalist for MLB Gold Glove

   October 24, 2014 1:35 pm    0

  Former Erie SeaWolves catcher Alex Avila is a finalist for a Gold Glove.   The Tigers’ catcher joins the Indians’ Yan Gomes and the Royals’ Salvador Perez as finalists.   Others of note up for the award: Miguel Cabrera (Tigers, first base), Ian Kinsler (Tigers, second base), Michael Brantley (Indians, left field), Russell Martin…

 

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Panda power: Giants’ Sandoval reaches base safely in 25 straight postseason games

   October 23, 2014 7:16 pm    0

Perhaps lost in the shuffle last night was Pablo Sandoval’s club record.   He has reached base in 25 straight postseason games.   Quite a milestone.   Your browser does not support iframes.   — Rick Green

 

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