Chili Davis agrees to become Red Sox hitting coach

Chili Davis.

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Davis also was interviewed by the Yankees and had interest from the Texas Rangers.

Madison Bumgarner tabbed for Game 1 World Series start

Giant Madison Bumgarner walked off with NLCS MVP honors, and will work Game 1 of the World Series vs. the Royals.

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Bumgarner will take the hill Tuesday night in Kansas City when the World Series kicks off.

Dave Hudgens was fired last season by the Mets, but recently hired as Astros’ hitting coach.

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Hitting coaches blamed for lack of offense

The job of a hitting coach has become thankless in so many ways.

Giants left fielder Travis Ishikawa (left) was met by starting pitcher Jake Peavy a little early during Ishikawa’s home run trot.

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Jake Peavy predicting a prompt Red Sox rebound

The former Red Sox starter is going for a second straight World Series ring and could net a three-year deal in free agency.

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Yost will have to put his offseason plans on hold until after the World Series.

Tim Hudson (left), a 16-year veteran, celebrates his first World Series trip Thursday.

Giants determined to win it all again

Never content to stand pat, Giants GM Brian Sabean made more key deadline trades this year.

NLCS | GIANTS 6, CARDINALS 3

Giants advance to World Series

Travis Ishikawa connected off Michael Wacha, a shot to right field that broke a 3-3 tie in the ninth.

Buster Posey went 0 for 4 in Thursday’s Game 5 of the NLCS, but it was just his second hitless game this postseason. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Buster Posey is Giants’ leading man

Posey — a team leader and clutch run producer — is taking on the look of baseball’s next Derek Jeter.

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Red Sox’ Torey Lovullo a candidate for Twins’ managerial opening

Lovullo had a “very solid” interview in Minnesota, according to a major league source.

Royals’ rebuild thanks to GM Dayton Moore

Moore will have a good view of the World Series, unlike in 1985 as a kid following the Royals.

Past Red Sox games

Chris Young scored in the seventh inning on a double by Jose Pirela.

Yankees 9, Red Sox 5

Red Sox end season on a losing note

The Red Sox won the ceremony, as they so often do. But then as they so often did during this sidetracked season, the Sox then lost the game.