What’s in a name? “Big Game” James did not come up big for Kansas City HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — Not living up to a nickname: forgivable. Not giving your team a chance to win in the World Series: a way bigger problem.
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World Series Reset: The Royals look to pick themselves up off the mat HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — And to fight history: 15 of the last 17 Game 1 winners have gone on to win the World Series.
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Bumgarner, Giants Top Royals 7-1 in Series Opener

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Win or lose, Jake Peavy is a treat to watch when he pitches.
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From Mexico to the World Series, Petit Shines

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His major league career had hit rock bottom and was heading nowhere.
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Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne paid $6,000 for front-row World Series seats Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — Actor Paul Rudd isn't the only Kansas City celebrity reveling in the Royals' long-awaited return to the World Series. Another of Kansas City's famous entertainers — albeit in a very different field — was front and center at Game 1 of the World Series . Tech N9ne , the rapper who very proudly hails from Kansas City, was on national TV all night, because he was sitting right behind home...
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How the Royals lost for the first time in the 2014 playoffs, and what comes next Jeff Passan (Jeff Passan) — The Royals were due for a loss. So they aren't panicking after falling to the Giants. Not yet, at least.
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Bumgarner Gets Kick Out of Denying Royals a Rally

NY Times: Bats (By REUTERS) — Madison Bumgarner welcomes a challenge, and the San Francisco Giants ace left-hander handled a big one with aplomb in Tuesday's victory in the World Series opener against the Kansas City Royals.
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Royals Look to Bounce Back but Rue Missed Opportunity

NY Times: Bats (By REUTERS) — The Cinderella Kansas City Royals tasted defeat for the first time in a fairytale postseason in their World Series opener on Tuesday but stalwart Alex Gordon was unfazed.
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Kansas City TV station sends ill-advised tweet during Royals' World Series loss Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — We all cope with disappointment in our own ways, so  some people in the Kansas City area might double down on sadness by switching their TVs from the Kansas City Royals' Game 1 World Series loss to a news update about a dead body. But that's probably not the best way to advertise your newscast. KCTV learned that Tuesday night, when it sent out the ill-advised tweet below. Oh, sweet RT ...
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So much for the wait: Giants quiet Royals' World Series party Tim Brown (Tim Brown) — Led by Hunter Pence, the Giants' hitters bullied the Royals early and often in Game 1 of the series.
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Tim Lincecum absent from World Series base-line introductions Big League Stew (David Brown) — KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A tradition like few others in sports, the base-line introductions at the World Series often are good for riling up the stadium crowd. It's also fun to see who gets booed, who gets cheered and how much. Only the starting players for the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City were introduced on Fox TV before Game 1 on Tuesday night, and it's a good thing for Giants...
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Royals remain upbeat heading into Game 2 against a familiar opponent on the mound Big League Stew (Nick Bromberg) — KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night gave the Kansas City Royals something that hadn't happened since September 27. A loss. But members of the team weren't willing to dwell on the 7-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants that broke the Royals' eight-game postseason winning streak very long. Players quickly turned their attention to Wednesday's Game 2 against Giants...
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Pence Shakes Up Royals With Homer in Series Opener

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Hunter Pence most definitely found the right place.
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Royals' World Series Game 1 loss is eerily similar to Rockies loss in 2007 Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The Kansas City Royals were dealt their first postseason setback in Game 1 of the World Series, falling 7-1 to the Madison Bumgarner and Hunter Pence led San Francisco Giants at a boisterous Kauffman Stadium. The lopsided result wasn't what they had in mind, obviously, and it was a bit surprising given the unstoppable roll it appeared they were on coming in. The Royals, who are looking for...
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Royals’ World Series hopes in Yordano Ventura’s hands HardballTalk (Matthew Pouliot) — It's up to the rookie in Wednesday's Game 2.
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