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Giants Capture Third World Series In Past Five Years

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Dynasty Defeats Destiny

By John Ventola

Baseball 2014 is now officially over. The San Francisco Giants rode the pitching of lefthander Madison Bumgarner to a World Series clinching 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals to win their third series title in the past five years. The seventh game win between two wildcard teams was unusual in that neither starting pitcher was able to get more than 10 outs and all runs but the deciding one were scored in the first two innings. It put the finishing touches on an entertaining, fan friendly year of outstanding baseball. A year that featured a changing of the guard with the retirement of long-time Yankees captain Derek Jeter, the infusion and continued development of young stars like Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout, and exciting pennant races. Continue reading