Giants 7, Royals 1

Madison Bumgarner, Giants roll to win in World Series Opener

Madison Bumgarner allowed three hits over seven innings against the Royals.

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Bumgarner threw seven innings of three-hit ball as the Giants broke the Royals’ playoff win streak.

Royals manager Ned Yost believes in letting his players be themselves.

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Unconventional Ned Yost has won fans over

The Royals manager has taken the “‘I’ll do it my way” approach.

Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (left) hugs David Ortiz, who is part of the Fox broadcast team covering the World Series, before Game 1 on Tuesday. (Matt Slocum/Associated Press)

WORLD SERIES NOTEBOOK

David Ortiz playing a starring role in Series again

Big Papi making his postseason debut as an analyst for Fox.

Royals manager Ned Yost watched batting practice Monday.

Kansas City bubbling with pride for Royals

Kansas City sports fans can ignore the NFL for a while. The World Series has come back to town for the first time since 1985.

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Royals-Giants a matchup of overachievers

This year’s World Series will be the first time two teams who won less than 90 games in a full season have squared off.

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Who will stay hot, Royals hitters or Giants pitchers?

The Royals are on fire at the plate while Giants pitchers are exceeding expectations.

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Yoenis Cespedes signs on with Jay-Z’s company

Adam Katz had represented Cespedes since the outfielder defected from Cuba in 2012.

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Royals need James Shields to be game

In three starts this postseason, Shields has given KC just 16 innings while allowing 10 runs.

Oldest former Red Sox player Lou Lucier dies at 96

The righthander, a native of Northbridge, pitched in three seasons during World War II with the Red Sox and Phillies.

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Jake Peavy predicts fast turnaround for Red Sox

Now in the World Series with the Giants, Peavy believes the Red Sox will bounce back nicely next season.

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.