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Pence's 2-Run HR Helps Giants Lead Royals 3-0

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Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first that silenced the crowd at Kansas City's first World Series game in 29 years, and the San Francisco Giants led the Royals 3-0 after three innings in Tuesday night's opener.

On Baseball: World Series 2014: Royals’ Perez Earns Respect for Play and Fragrances

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On Baseball: World Series 2014: Royals’ Perez Earns Respect for Play and Fragrances
Salvador Perez, a third baseman indifferent to defense as a boy, is now a Gold Glove winner for the Royals. He has also earned the gratitude of umpires by wearing women’s perfume for every game.

Sports of The Times: In Kansas City, Daring Style Spans Years

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Sports of The Times: In Kansas City, Daring Style Spans Years
Almost 70 years after Jackie Robinson integrated baseball, the upstart Royals are using the same formula that made Robinson and his Negro leagues team, the Kansas City Monarchs, so compelling.

Classic Fall Night in KC for World Series Opener

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It's an absolutely perfect fall night for the Fall Classic as the World Series returns to Kansas City for the first time since 1985.

Game 2 Starters Ventura, Peavy Study in Contrasts

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The starting pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series are a study in contrasts.