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Royals hold on for Game 3 victory
(L-R) Mike Moustakas and  Eric Hosmer
Eric Hosmer, right, knocked in a run in the sixth inning.
San Francisco, CA ( - A solid bullpen and strong defense have the Royals within two victories of a World Series championship.

Kelvin Herrera, Brandon Finnegan, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined to throw four no-hit innings of relief, as Kansas City edged the San Francisco Giants, 3-2, in Game 3 of the Fall Classic.

Run-scoring hits from Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer in the sixth inning provided the visitors with a 3-0 lead, and the Royals held on after the Giants broke through with two runs against Jeremy Guthrie in the home sixth.  Full Story

Maddon won't be short on options
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA ( - Joe Maddon is now the most coveted free agent in Major League Baseball.

Maddon stunned the baseball world on Friday, as after nine years with the Tampa Bay Rays, he chose to exercise an opt-out clause in his contract, ending the most successful era in the team's history.

"Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his current contract, a contract which was not scheduled to expire until after the 2015 season," Rays owner Stuart Sternberg said in a statement. "We tried diligently and aggressively to sign Joe to a third contract extension prior to his decision.  Full Story