Bumgarner against Shields in World Series opener

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A six-pack won't be enough for Madison Bumgarner if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series.

ALCS MVP Cain taking challenges in stride

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Sure, it was a worthy challenge to make breathtaking catches and hit .533 in the American League Championship Series and thus be honored as its Most Valuable Player.

White Sox's Abreu named AL Rookie of the Year by Sporting News

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been named the Sporting News American League Rookie of the Year, as voted on by fellow AL players.

White Sox's Abreu named AL Rookie of the Year by Sporting News

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been named the Sporting News American League Rookie of the Year, as voted on by fellow AL players.

Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series.

Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

Tigers hire former Pirates GM Littlefield as scout

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The Detroit Tigers have hired former Pittsburgh general manager Dave Littlefield as a major league scout.

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.

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:

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.