Royals need James Shields to own 'Big Game' moniker in pivotal Game 5 Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The "Big Game" James nickname is one James Shields earned well before he stepped on a major league mound, and according to legend actually had nothing to do with his pitching prowess. As the story goes, Shields was a big fan of the original "Big Game James," Los Angeles Lakers legend James Worthy, and since they shared the first name his high school friends basically stuck it on him, and...
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Pence in the Middle as Giants Rally to Tie Series

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — His swings, shouts and sliding catch all done, Hunter Pence shuttled from one postgame TV interview to another outside the San Francisco dugout, bumping through a crush of people with every step.
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Ned Yost (whose team could win in six) hopes Series goes 'seven games' Big League Stew (David Brown) — The San Francisco Giants rolled to an 11-4 victory against the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night. They evened the Series at a game apiece and ensured the Fall Classic will return to Kauffman Stadium for a Game 6, at least. Not that Royals manager Ned Yost isn't glancing even deeper into the future:   Ned Yost: "Somewhere inside of me, secretly I had hoped...
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Giants pull off a victory-by-committee HardballTalk (Matthew Pouliot) — Some quick notes from Saturday's Game 4.
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Petit's Clutch Relief Carries Giants Bullpen Again

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Yusmeiro Petit bounced off the mound pumping his fists and shouting "Let's go!"
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Giants' Offense Comes Alive to Level Series

NY Times: Bats (By REUTERS) — San Francisco overcame a three-run deficit to record a blowout 11-4 victory in Game Four of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, leveling the best-of-seven series at 2-2.
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Five keys to the Giants 11-4 victory in Game 4 of World Series Big League Stew (David Brown) — Your browser does not support iframes.   Trailing by three runs in the third inning Saturday night, and facing a three-games-to-one deficit in the World Series unless a turnaround happened — the San Francisco Giants made one happen in Game 4. They started to chip away, and by the end they were clawing at the Kansas City Royals, scoring 10 unanswered runs in an 11-4 victory at AT&T Park...
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Royals Squander Early Lead in Game 4 Loss

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — The plan this postseason has been pretty straightforward for the Kansas City Royals: Take an early lead and then hand the game over to a terrific trio of hard-throwing relievers.
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Giants Surge Past Royals 11-4 to Tie Series 2-All

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval charged up a pulsating crowd with their shouts and swings, and the San Francisco Giants surged past the Kansas City Royals 11-4 Saturday to tie the World Series at two games apiece.
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Giants pummel Royals bullpen to even World Series Jeff Passan (Jeff Passan) — Every position player got a hit for San Francisco in an 11-4 victory over Kansas City in Game 4 of the World Series.
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Giants rout Royals 11-4 in Game 4 to even up the World Series at 2-2 HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — The Giants scored 10 unanswered runs against the Royals en route to an 11-4 win in Game 4 of the World Series. The series is now tied at 2-2 going into Sunday's Game 5.
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Giants 11, Royals 4: World Series 2014: Two Big Innings Help Giants Even the Series With the Royals

NY Times: Bats (By THE NEW YORK TIMES) — San Francisco scored three times in the sixth and four times in the seventh to defeat Kansas City in Game 4.
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Royals Lose Replay Challenge, 1st in World Series

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost has lost the first instant replay challenge in the World Series under expanded rules this season.
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Pablo Sandoval shows his postseason prowess again in World Series Game 4 Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — SAN FRANCISCO — This time, it was the San Francisco Giants' turn to strike in the sixth inning.  After the Kansas City Royals won Games 2 and 3 of the World Series thanks to sixth-inning rallies, the Giants broke a 4-4 tie in Game 4 with a three-run rally.  At the center of it was perpetual postseason hero Pablo Sandoval, whose two-out bases loaded single unknotted the game. Brandon Belt...
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