KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- 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.BEN WALKER (AP Baseball Writer)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The popular song ''Royals'' by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.
BOSTON (AP) -- Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- 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.R.B. FALLSTROM (AP Sports Writer)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.JOSH DUBOW (AP Sports Writer)