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Should Giants give Bumgarner the ball in game 4?

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Kansas City Royals came to San Francisco with one goal in mind. Get the series back to Kauffman Stadium. Mission accomplished. Kansas City jumped out to a three-run lead, then its filthy bullpen did the rest, as it held on for a 3-2 win over the San ... Read More »

Royals hold on for Game 3 victory

San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – A solid bullpen and strong defense have the Royals within two victories of a World Series championship. Kelvin Herrera, Brandon Finnegan, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined to throw four no-hit innings of relief, as Kansas City edged the San Francisco Giants, 3-2, in Game 3 of the Fall Classic. Run-scoring hits from Alex Gordon ... Read More »

Royals follow familiar script to even series

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants are in the World Series because of their bullpens. In Game 2 on Wednesday one of those units delivered, the other did not and now the best-of-seven set will head to the Bay Area tied at a game apiece. Kansas ... Read More »

Royals beat Giants in Game 2, tying Series

Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – The Kansas City Royals needed a big inning and got it. A day after beginning their first World Series in 29 years with a whimper, the American League champions produced a bang. Omar Infante’s two-run homer punctuated a five-run sixth inning that propelled the Royals to a 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants in ... Read More »

Big Game Bumgarner delivers in Game 1

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – One pitcher came into the World Series with a reputation for pitching well in big games. The other was James Shields. San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner continued to cement his status as the best postseason pitcher in baseball on Tuesday, as he gave up one run over seven ... Read More »

Giants take WS opener behind Bumgarner’s gem

Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – Madison Bumgarner added to his already extensive postseason resume with another masterful performance in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. The ace left-hander threw seven innings of one-run ball and got plenty of run support as the San Francisco Giants cooled off the streaking Kansas City Royals, 7-1, to take an early series ... Read More »

Royals, Giants set to kick off 110th Fall Classic at Kauffman

(SportsNetwork.com) – The Kansas City Royals are back in the World Series for the first time in 29 years. If they want to nail down their first title since that 1985 season, though, they’ll have to get past a team in the San Francisco Giants who will be vying for their third World Series championship in five years. Kansas City ... Read More »

Yankees celebrate the career of Derek Jeter

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees celebrated the career of Derek Jeter, honoring the retiring shortstop with a ceremony before Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Former teammates, family members and special guests were in attendance for the nearly 45-minute tribute. “I’ve had the greatest job in the world. I got to be the shortstop of the ... Read More »

Royals spoil Jeter’s day by blanking Yanks

(Sunday, September 7) Final Score: Kansas City 2, New York 0 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Derek Jeter’s day at Yankee Stadium turned out to be a dud, at least for the New York offense. Jeter was 1-for-3 with a walk on the day the Yankees celebrated the retiring shortstop’s stellar career, but the Kansas City Royals spoiled it by scoring ... Read More »

McCarthy pitches Yankees past Royals

(Saturday, September 6) Final Score: New York 6, Kansas City 2 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Brandon McCarthy turned in 6 2/3 strong innings to get himself back on track and lead the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals. After being tagged for nine runs while dropping his previous two starts, McCarthy (6-4) yielded just two ... Read More »