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Nielsen: 23.5 million saw Game 7 of World Series (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 30, 2014 at 07:11 PM

An estimated 23.5 million people watched the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7, enabling the matchup to escape the distinction of least-watched World Series. The Nielsen company said Thursday that more people watched the previous night's contest than any other World Series game since the 2011 Game 7 between St. Louis and Texas (25.4 million). It was 10 million m

Dodgers, Nationals are early favorites to win 2015 World Series; Giants rank fifth (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 30, 2014 at 01:53 PM

Well, distraught Los Angeles Dodgers fans, here's something that might cheer you up a tad bit after watching your bitter rivals win the World Series — the Dodgers are the early favorites to win the 2015 World Series, according to online sportsbook Bovada . The Washington Nationals share that honor with the Dodgers. Both teams, who coincidentally were knocked out in the NLDS this season, are list

Bumgarner a throwback to pre-pitch count era (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 30, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Madison Bumgarner is a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts. Tall, with droopy hair and the look of a gunslinger, he strung together a sequence of World Series performances seldom seen since the games were played in daylight, kids in school listened on radios and Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson and Mickey Lolich dominated. ''I don't know if it'll ever be done again,'' Jeremy Affeldt

List of World Series MVP winners (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 29, 2014 at 11:23 PM

(Reuters) - List of Most Valuable Player winners from Major League Baseball's World Series. 2014 - Madison Bumgarner (San Francisco Giants) 2013 - David Ortiz (Boston Red Sox) 2012 - Pablo Sandoval (San Francisco Giants) 2011 - David Freese (St. Louis Cardinals) 2010 - Edgar Renteria (San Francisco Giants) 2009 - Hideki Matsui (New York Yankees) 2008 - Cole Hamels (Philadelphia Phillies) 2007 - Mi

Baseball-List of World Series MVP winners (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Oct 29 (Reuters) - List of Most Valuable Player winners from Major League Baseball's World Series. 2014 - Madison Bumgarner (San Francisco Giants) 2013 - David Ortiz (Boston Red Sox) 2012 - Pablo Sandoval (San Francisco Giants) 2011 - David Freese (St. Louis Cardinals) 2010 - Edgar Renteria (San Francisco Giants) 2009 - Hideki Matsui (New York Yankees) 2008 - Cole Hamels (Philadelphia Phillies) 20

Game 7 of World Series: 'A gift for everyone' (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 29, 2014 at 05:59 PM

In Kansas City, Game 7 of the World Series conjures up memories of Bret Saberhagen's brilliance, a St. Louis meltdown and the only Royals championship in 1985. There was Willie McCovey's game-ending lineout that was oh-so-close to being a Series-winning hit in 1962 and another loss 40 years later by Barry Bonds & Co. to the Angels. Be it Babe Ruth, Jack Morris or Mariano Rivera, the moments crea

World Series decider captivates host city (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 29, 2014 at 02:47 PM

By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - Buses roll through the downtown streets alternating their destination with the message "Go Royals" -- the same rousing chant that took over Pizza Bar near closing time in the Power & Light district. Nearly three decades of frustration for baseball fans in Kansas City has faded with the Cinderella story of the Royals, who have taken the San Francisco G

World Series not gripping to TV viewers (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 28, 2014 at 04:11 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- There's a World Series going on, television fans. Not that many people seem to care.

Another injury for a Twins' top draft pick (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 28, 2014 at 11:05 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins' top pick in the 2011 draft has dislocated a finger while diving for a ball in the Arizona Fall League.

Five-year-old Royals fan can identify entire roster by jersey number (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 25, 2014 at 06:29 PM

You're never too young to love baseball. Just ask five-year-old Kelsey Aciego of Raymore, Mo. She loves her American League champion Kansas City Royals so much, she can not only name every player on their roster, but she can match each player to his jersey number. Need proof? No problem. Kelsey's mom, Rebecca Aciego, recently posted a video showcasing her Royals love and knowledge. With litt

Twins decline $3.6M option on reliever Burton (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have declined their $3.6 million option for 2015 on reliever Jared Burton, who gets a $200,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency after the World Series.

List of World Series winners (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 18, 2014 at 12:53 PM

(Reuters) - List of winners in Major League Baseball's World Series: 2013 - Boston Red Sox 4, St. Louis Cardinals 2 2012 - San Francisco Giants 4, Detroit Tigers 0 2011 - St. Louis Cardinals 4, Texas Rangers 3 2010 - San Francisco Giants 4, Texas Rangers 1 2009 - New York Yankees 4, Philadelphia Phillies 2 2008 - Philadelphia Phillies 4, Tampa Bay Rays 1 2007 - Boston Red Sox 4, Colorado Rockies 0

Diamondbacks hire A's bench coach Hale as manager (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 13, 2014 at 07:05 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Chip Hale spent 10 seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization, the final three as the major league third base coach. He also played at the University of Arizona and still lives in Tucson.

Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 07, 2014 at 06:11 PM

(The Sports Xchange) - Bench coach Chip Hale was granted permission from the Oakland Athletics to interview for managerial openings with the Minnesota Twins and Arizona Diamondbacks. Hale was scheduled to be in Phoenix on Tuesday to meet with general manager Dave Stewart. He was a finalist for the Seattle Mariners job that went to Lloyd McClendon last offseason. - - First baseman Eric Hosmer made

Tigers turn to newest ace David Price with season on the line (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 05, 2014 at 11:05 AM

How the Detroit Tigers arrived on the brink of elimination in the ALDS is obvious. In each of their first two games against the Baltimore Orioles, their ineffective bullpen has imploded, leading to two embarrassing and frustrating defeats . How and if the Tigers are able survive on Sunday will likely rest on the left arm of David Price, but you wouldn't know that pressure existed if you talked t

Injured Davis part of Tigers' roster for ALDS (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 02, 2014 at 12:17 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Outfielder Rajai Davis has been placed on the Detroit Tigers' 25-man roster for their AL Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles.

A's part ways a day after 12-inning loss to Royals (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 01, 2014 at 08:05 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing perfectly clear: The Oakland Athletics' season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester a part of it.

Dramatic winner-take-all MLB games (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 01, 2014 at 05:53 PM

Baseball has had a history of one-game playoffs dating to Cleveland's 8-3 victory over Boston at Fenway Park to win the 1948 American League pennant. A look back at five of the best.

Twins seek new direction with Gardenhire dismissal (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins October 01, 2014 at 05:17 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The search has begun for a new manager of the Minnesota Twins for the first time in 13 years. After four straight seasons of at least 92 losses, the mandate to find a fresh perspective in the dugout has been made clear.

Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 29, 2014 at 09:17 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- He was the third base coach who gave Kirby Puckett a high-five to punctuate his winning homer in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.