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Lincecum to undergo treatment on back in Bay Area

By JANIE McCAULEY (SAN FRANCISCO, AP) — San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum is scheduled to undergo treatment and further evaluation on his tight back once the team returns to…

Mules run away from Bronchos for 31-19 win on homecoming

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The Central Missouri Mules accumulated more than 400 yards in total offense and ran away from 22nd-ranked Central Oklahoma for a 31-19 win in front of 9,783 fans on…

Ishikawa’s 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

By JANIE McCAULEY (SAN FRANCISCO, AP) — After three years away with four different teams, Travis Ishikawa landed himself a second chance with San Francisco right where he so wanted…

Flowers hopes to play vs former Chiefs teammates

By BERNIE WILSON (SAN DIEGO, AP) — Brandon Flowers hopes he’s a quick healer. The Kansas City Chiefs are coming to town Sunday, and boy wouldn’t Flowers love to be…

Postseason shines spotlight on managers’ moves

By HOWIE RUMBERG (Associated Press) — Ned Yost has the revved-up Kansas City Royals on track for their first World Series trip in 29 years. Still, in his first postseason…

Cardinals sink Kershaw again, head to another NLCS

By R.B. FALLSTROM (ST. LOUIS, AP) — For the second straight time, the lefty generally acknowledged as the best pitcher in baseball was no match for a team that’s made…

Hits and errors: A daily look at MLB postseason

By MIKE FITZPATRICK Time for a deep breath. Chance to catch up on the DVR. Baseball’s postseason takes a two-day break Wednesday and Thursday after none of the four Division…

Rookies, newcomers making mark on postseason

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — One by one, the camera panned over the faces of the Kansas City Royals, who had lined up along the first-base line…

For excited Kansas City, postseason growing pains

By BILL DRAPER (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City Royals fans, their team and the city itself are getting a crash course on what playoff baseball is all about.…

A’s Lester, Royals’ Shields in AL wild-card focus

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly…