Giants-Royals: A capsule look at World Series

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals:

Jay wrist surgery lone medical issue for Cardinals

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Jon Jay will undergo left wrist surgery later this week, the lone major medical issue facing the St. Louis Cardinals coming off a fourth straight NL Championship Series.

Oldest former Red Sox player Lou Lucier dies at 96

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96.

Why the Giants will win the World Series

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

You can't teach experience.

Why the Royals will win the World Series

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Wade Davis was a throw-in in the deal that sent James Shields to Kansas City from Tampa Bay back in December of 2012.

Finnegan learns fast: From school to World Series

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Betty Finnegan made the 5 1/2-hour drive from Fort Worth, Texas, with a friend Aug. 31 to watch the last two games of the season for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Her 21-year-old son was finishing his first summer as a professional baseball player on the Double-A team after helping pitch TCU into the College World Series.

Giants rely on core of 4 relievers

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.

Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.

Bumgarner gets the call for the Giants in Game 1

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - Madison Bumgarner has logged 249 innings already this season on his brawny left arm with the Giants making their third deep postseason run in five years. Given that number, manager Bruce Bochy was asked today whether he'd felt the need to check on Bumgarner before naming him the Giants' starter for the opening game of the World Series.

Denkinger's miss revisited as Series returns to KC

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Of course Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He'll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas City is looking these days.