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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 21: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants Hard To Beat After World Series Game 1 Win

The San Francisco Giants won the first game of the 2010 and 2012 World Series, which put them on the championship path both times.

10/22/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals throws a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 10, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Playoff Pinch Hits: James Shields-Wil Myers Trade A Success For Royals

The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.

10/19/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 05: Greg Holland #56 celebrates with Norichika Aoki #23 of the Kansas City Royals after defeating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Championship Series Is Set

The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals are both in the ALCS, with unlikely sweeps in their respective ALDS matchups.

10/07/2014

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: C.J. Cron #20 of the Los Angeles Angels looks on from the dugout in the eleventh inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Playoff Pinch Hits: It’s Do Or Die For Tigers And Angels On Sunday

The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels each find themselves in an 0-2 hole. Can either team recover?

10/05/2014

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 19: Starting pitcher James Shields #33 of the Kansas City Royals delivers to home plate during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

Playoff Pinch Hits: American League Wild-Card Tale Of Two Underdogs

The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics are both small-market teams with big MLB Playoff aspirations.

09/30/2014

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5 Starters The Red Sox Should Target In Offseason

5 Pitches that should be on the Boston Red Sox’ radar this offseason.

09/18/2014

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Matt Moore Must Step Up In Rays Rotation

Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.

03/05/2013

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 16:  Cody Ross #7 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after striking out to end the inning as Jose Molina #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates the win on April 16, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox 1-0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Red Sox Lose Patriots’ Day Matinee 1-0 To Rays

James Shields allowed four hits in 8 1-3 innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0 Monday to avoid a four-game sweep.

04/16/2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - SEPTEMBER 11: Pitcher James Shields #33 of the Tampa Bay Rays is congratulated after leaving the game in the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field on September 11, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Shields Wins 15th, Rays Sweep Red Sox With 9-1 win

James Shields came within two outs of his 12th complete game this season, B.J. Upton hit his first grand slam and the Tampa Bay Rays routed the fading Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Sunday.

09/11/2011

Outfielder Josh Reddick #16 of the Boston Red Sox is congratulated by Jacoby Ellsbury #2 after his two run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on July 16, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Red Sox Homer 3 Times, Rally Past Rays

The Boston Red Sox lead the majors in a bunch of offensive categories, including team batting average and runs scored, so they’re hardly fazed by falling behind early.

07/17/2011

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