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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.

10/22/2014

Josh Willingham the Kansas City Royals steps past Tyler Flowers (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Cain, Aoki Power Royals To 6-2 Win Over White Sox

Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.

09/17/2014

Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza throws a pitch in the 4th inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on April 12, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Garza Shines, Greinke Routed As Cubs Beat Brewers

Matt Garza pitched three-hit ball for 8 2-3 innings, and the Chicago Cubs sent Zack Greinke to his worst beating in 1 1/2 years in an 8-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday that prevented a four-game sweep.

04/12/2012