CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs appear on the verge of shocking the baseball world with the hiring of manager Joe Maddon.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals clung this October to the well-founded belief they owned the most dominant bullpen in the major leagues. Wednesday night, Madison Bumgarner emerged from the gates of the left field corner at Kauffman Stadium and informed them of their mistake. The best bullpen in baseball, Bumgarner let them know, with no shortage of menace, dangled from his colossal left shoulder. The best bullpen in baseball was him.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The bottom of the second inning Tuesday night lasted 40 pitches, a lifetime in one dugout and a blur in the other. The San Francisco Giants watched a possible coronation devolve into a painful slog. The Kansas City Royals turned an existential fight into a giddy celebration. The crowd at Kaufmann Stadium exalted and waved blue towels and hollered for more, and more they will — everybody will — get.
Exhale, Seahawks fans, the sky isn’t falling just yet. After a rocky 10-day stretch that saw the Seahawks trade Percy Harvin, lose to the struggling St. Louis Rams, then endure a week of reports, rumors and speculation about locker room unrest, there was legitimate reason to be concerned about the Seahawks.
Before heading to Kansas City with a chance to wrap up another World Series title, catcher Buster Posey had more modest plans.
Seattle — Seattle Sounders FC clinched its first-ever MLS Supporters’ Shield on Saturday as a brace from Marco Pappa granted the club a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy at CenturyLink Field.
Arlington , Texas — Colt McCoy led a game-winning field goal drive in overtime in his first start since 2011 as the Washington Redskins went into AT&T Stadium and stunned the Dallas Cowboys, 20-17, on Monday night.
SAN FRANCISCO — Zack Greinke asked out of Kansas City four years ago. He was in the prime of his career. He would not sign a new contract with the Royals because he wanted to win and, as he told anyone who asked, he did not believe the Royals could win.
TUKWILA — Routines can help draw out a player’s best.
Kansas City , Mo. — The Kansas City Royals needed a big inning and got it.
RENTON — The one specific complaint made by Percy Harvin after his trade to the New York Jets — that he wanted Seattle to use him more as a deep threat — came as news to Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kershaws and Wainwrights and Strasburgs of the pitching fraternity are at home, left watching the last ace standing. He grows taller by the inning.
SEATTLE — The remarkable return to success for Chris Young did not go unnoticed by his fellow players.
PITTSBURGH — With fans at Heinz Field booing after a listless showing through most of the first half, the Steelers turned a game and maybe their season around with a stunning flurry of points at the end of the first half to beat the Houston Texans, 30-23, Monday night.