San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16: Travis Ishikawa #45 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after he hits a three-run walk-off home run to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals And Giants An Unlikely World Series Pairing

The World Series between the Royals and Giants will feature two teams that didn’t even win 90 games during the regular season.

10/18/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 16: The San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 during Game Five of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants’ World Series Win Won’t Make Them A Dynasty

The San Francisco Giants could win a third World Series in five seasons by beating the Kansas City Royals. But it won’t make them a dynasty.

10/18/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals throws a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 10, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: James Shields-Wil Myers Trade A Success For Royals

The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.

10/17/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 15: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with fans after their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the series in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Will Be Fan Favorites In WS

Baseball fans outside of San Francisco will be rooting for the Royals.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2014

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits a RBI sacrifice fly ball in the first 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. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants Beat Cardinals 6-4, Move 1 Win From World Series

Buster Posey and the Giants know how to win in October.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

PORTLAND, OR - OCTOBER 9: Head coach Quin Snyder of the Utah Jazz during the game against the Portland Trail Blazors on October 9, 2014 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

5 Times Jazz Coach Quin Snyder’s Scowl Summarized How Sports Fans Feel

Thursday night, the Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 119-86 to improve their preseason record to 4-0. Despite that, Jazz head coach Quin Snyder didn’t seem satisfied (you’ll see…).

10/15/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants is removed from the game in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: NLCS Could Go 7 Games This Year

In the NLCS, the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals are evenly matched. Baseball fans should hang on and enjoy the ride.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 13: Rain collects on seats in the stadium to postpone Game Three of the American League Championship Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on October 13, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Predicting The World Series Matchup

The Royals lead the Orioles 2-0. The Cardinals and Giants are tied at one game. What’s the chance of each possible World Series matchup?

CBS Chicago–10/14/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 12: Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants breaks his bat in the fifth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Wild-Card Teams Dominating MLB Postseason

The Royals and Giants, both wild-card teams, could each make the World Series. The top MLB regular-season teams are out, again.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Matt Adams #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a three run home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: National League Dominated Lately By Exclusive Group

The high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.

10/11/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Spending Less Money To Win In Playoffs

The Royals have the smallest payroll of the remaining MLB playoff teams.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Santiago Casilla #46 and Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after the final out of their 3 to 2 win over the Washington Nationals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Eliminate Nationals With Three One-Run Wins

The San Francisco Giants advanced, beating the Washington Nationals in the NLDS in three close games. But are the upsets really a surprise?

CBS Chicago–10/08/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Adam Wainright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with teammates after the Cardinals defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 to win game 4 of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Kershaw, Dodgers Can’t Get Past Cardinals Yet Again

The Cardinals eliminated the Dodgers to advance to the NLCS for the fourth straight year.

CBS Chicago–10/08/2014

Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals celebrates as he rounds the bases on his solo home run in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants Top Nationals 3-2, Return To NLCS Vs Cards

Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett’s bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night to return to the NL Championship Series.

10/07/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: A view of the scoreboard showing the San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nationals in the eighteenth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 4, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Nationals One Loss Away From Another Playoff Disappoinment

The Nationals are facing NLDS elimination… again. The Dodges and Cardinals continue to slug it out.

10/06/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 in eleven innings in Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Four LDS Matchups In Full Swing For Weekend Action

All four League Division Series are well underway now in the 2014 MLB Playoffs, and as usual, there are plenty of surprises.

10/04/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with fans following the Dodgers' 9-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants to win the National League West Division Championship at Dodger Stadium on September 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: High Payrolls Reign Supreme In National League Playoffs

The National League Division Series feature some of the wealthiest teams in the league. Will the results justify the expense?

CBS Chicago–10/03/2014

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants lines out to center in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park on October 1, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Bumgarner, Giants Silence Pirates 8-0 To Advance

Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.

10/01/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates doubles to center field to drive in a run in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 26, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates defeated the Reds 3-1.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants And Pirates Like It’s 1971 All Over Again?

The Giants and Pirates meet in the playoffs for the first time since 1971. Winner of the National League Wild Card game moves on to the Division Series.

10/01/2014

Joaquin Arias #13 of the San Francisco Giants (R) scores past catcher Welington Castillo #5 of the Chicago Cubs on an RBI single hit by Madison Bumgarner during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field on August 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Strike Out 15 Times In 5-3 Loss To Giants

Madison Bumgarner struck out 12 to lead San Francisco to victory.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

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