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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.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bumgarner, Giants Stop Royals 7-1 In Series Opener

By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead. It might as well have been 100 with the way MadBum and this orange-and-black bunch play in the World Series.

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The 1989 World Series trophy sits on display before a celebration of the championship of 25 years ago against the San Francisco Giants before a game at O.co Coliseum on July 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Levine’s World Series Prediction: Giants In 6

The starting rotation will be the difference for San Francisco.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2014

The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 9 to 8 win over the Oakland Athletics in the 12th inning of their American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Royals Outlast A’s 9-8 In Extra Innings, Move On To ALDS

It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason — nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball’s backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys. On Tuesday night, they returned to the game’s grand stage in dramatic fashion.

10/01/2014

Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals is greeted by Jeff Francoeur #21 after hitting a home run in the second inning against the Chicago White Sox on August 8, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Guthrie Outpitches Quintana, Royals Beat Sox 2-1

Jeremy Guthrie picked up his first victory since late May, scattering five hits over eight innings in the Kansas City Royals’ 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

08/08/2012

Adam Dunn #32 of the Chicago White Sox is tagged out at second base by Chris Getz #17 of the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning on May 13, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bullpen Struggles As White Sox Lose 9-1 To Royals

Philip Humber snapped out of his post-perfect game slump. This time, the rest of the Chicago White Sox let him down.

05/13/2012