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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Yordano Ventura #30 of the Kansas City Royals pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Royals Getting More Value From Payroll Than Giants

The Kansas City Royals are one of MLB’s thriftiest teams, while the San Francisco Giants are one of its highest-spending teams.

10/24/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 21: Billy Butler #16 of the Kansas City Royals hits a single in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 2

The Royals evened things up with the Giants in Game 2 of the World Series. Here are 5 things you missed.

10/23/2014

The Kansas City Royals celebrate their 2 to 1 win over the Baltimore Orioles to sweep the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Source: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Royals Headed To First World Series Since 1985

James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. Ned Yost finally allowed himself to smile.

10/16/2014

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

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?

10/03/2014

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Rare McGehee HR Helps Marlins Beat Giants 3-2

NL hits leader Casey McGehee homered for the second time this season, and the Miami Marlins took the lead for good on a wild pitch by Tim Lincecum in the seventh inning to beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Sunday.

07/20/2014

Jordany Valdespin #1 hits his first major league single against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning at Marlins Park on July 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Source: Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Giants Go For Sweep Against Struggling Marlins

Tim Lincecum has had no trouble keeping things in perspective during his most dominant stretch in four seasons.

07/20/2014

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Marlins’ Alvarez Throws Crazy No-Hitter vs Tigers

Henderson Alvarez pitched one of baseball’s most bizarre no-hitters, celebrating in the on-deck circle when the Miami Marlins scored on a two-out wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers 1-0 Sunday.

CBS Miami–09/29/2013

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Rays Top Giants 2-1

Tim Lincecum and David Price pitched as expected against struggling lineups. Then, with the former Cy Young Award winners out of the game in the 10th inning, the San Francisco Giants couldn’t get anybody out.

08/04/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 21:  Logan Morrison #5 of the Miami Marlins is congratulated by teammate Derek Dietrich #51 after Morrison scored on an RBI single from teammate Marcell Ozuna #48 (not pictured) in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 21, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Lose Ninth Game In A Row To Marlins

On a night the San Francisco Giants received yet more disappointing news that center fielder Angel Pagan could be headed for surgery on his re-injured left hamstring, Andres Torres appeared to avoid a serious problem with his right knee.

06/22/2013

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