Trout, Stanton win Hank Aaron Award

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Giancarlo Stanton's season ended on Sept. 11 when he was hit in the face by a pitch during a scary incident in Milwaukee.

World Series TV rating down from '13, up over '12

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

The World Series is averaging a 7.5 rating through three games, down 7 percent from last year but up 4 percent over San Francisco's last appearance in 2012.

Pirates trade for Sellers, designate Gomez, Axford for assignment

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

In a move to reduce their arbitration responsibilities and add depth in the middle infield, the Pirates acquired Justin Sellers from the Cleveland Indians Saturday in exchange for cash considerations.

Bumgarner to face Shields in Game 5 of Series

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

When it came down to it, the San Francisco Giants decided that having a fully rested Madison Bumgarner starting one game was preferable than trying to send him out twice on short rest.

Royals claim Sierra off waivers from White Sox

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Making a rare 40-man roster move in the middle of the World Series, the AL champion Kansas City Royals claimed outfielder Moises Sierra off waivers from the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

Royals think Giants soaked dirt to slow speedsters

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

When it comes to the Royals' running game, Kansas City manager Ned Yost thinks the San Francisco Giants are being sticks in the mud.

Mets pitcher Familia has hernia surgery

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia has undergone hernia surgery.

Houston Chronicle's Ortiz elected BBWAA president

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle has been elected president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Splash shots still define Giants' ballpark

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Imagine if big league boppers rarely dented the Green Monster at Fenway Park. Or hardly ever hit drives onto Waveland Avenue at Wrigley Field. Or never came close to the B&O Warehouse at Camden Yards.

Sweet dreams: Sleep expert helps Giants in October

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Some extra postseason pillow time has Brandon Crawford and the San Francisco Giants dreaming about another World Series championship.