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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants’ Bumgarner Is The New World Series Hero

Pitcher Madison Bumgarner carried the San Francisco Giants to a third World Series win in 5 seasons. The Kansas City Royals fall just short.

10/30/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 7

Madison Bumgarner carried the Giants to World Series victory over the Royals in Game 7. Here are 5 things you missed.

10/30/2014

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10/30/2014

Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Giants Beat Royals 3-2 To Win World Series

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

10/29/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 28: Tim Collins #55 of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the San Francisco Giants during Game Six of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Pitching Will Be The Difference In Game 7

The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals take the World Series to Game 7. Strong Royals pitching will win a close one for KC.

10/29/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 28: Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Six of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 6

The Royals scored 10 runs to shut out the Giants in World Series Game 6. Here are 5 things you missed.

10/29/2014

Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with Mike Moustakas #8 after scoring in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Six of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Royals Rout Giants 10-0 To Force Game 7 In Series

Yordano Ventura, a 23-year-old rookie pitching with a heavy heart and the initials of late St. Louis outfielder Oscar Taveras on his cap, allowed three hits over seven stifling innings. Kansas City’s batters broke open the game with a seven-run second and battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to tie the World Series at three games apiece.

10/28/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 26: Fans cheer during Game Five of the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Under More Pressure Than Royals To Win

The Giants have a larger payroll than the Royals… by a lot. They also have the 3-2 World Series edge, and way more pressure to win.

10/28/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 26: James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals looks on against the San Francisco Giants during Game Five of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Trailing Royals Get Advantage Playing At Home

Giants lead the World Series 3-2 on Bumgarner’s masterful outing. But for the Royals, returning to Kansas City could help them win out.

10/27/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 26: Madison Bumgarner #40 celebrates with Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants after defeating the Kansas City Royals 5-0 in Game Five of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 5

The Giants’ Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete-game shutout in World Series Game 5 to put the Royals down 3-2. Here are 5 things you missed.

10/27/2014

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning during Game Five of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Bumgarner, Giants Blank Royals For 3-2 World Series Lead

Madison Bumgarner tossed a four-hitter to help the Giants beat the Royals 5-0 Sunday night for a 3-2 Series edge.

10/26/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 21: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Pitching Matchup Favors Giants In Game 5

The Giants rolled over the Royals in World Series Game 4. A Bumgarner-Shields pitching matchup in Game 5 points to another Giants win.

10/26/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 15: Yusmeiro Petit #52 of the San Francisco Giants reacts in the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Four of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 4

The Giants romped the Royals in World Series Game 4, which saw the teams combine for 15 runs and 28 hits. Here are 5 things you missed.

10/26/2014

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Giants Surge Past Royals 11-4 To Even Series

The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 11-4 Saturday night to even the World Series at 2 games apiece.

10/26/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 24: Greg Holland #56 of the Kansas City Royals pitches in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: World Series Game 4 Will Be Another Close One

Game 3 was pivotal in the World Series. And the Kansas City Royals’ win forces the San Francisco Giants to play from behind in Game 4.

10/25/2014

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