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Right-handers Greg Holland of the Kansas City Royals and Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves were named Wednesday as the top relief pitchers in Major League Baseball.

The World Series is off to a slower start in TV ratings compared with last year.

Another nice fall night in Kansas City for Game 2. There's some wind tonight — these fans dressed head-to-toe in blue are hoping this World Series doesn't become a blowout.

The Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday that the team will not pick up its contract option on reliever Jared Burton for the 2015 season.

SURPRISE, Ariz. - Jeff Banister has been on the clock since Thursday, when the Texas Rangers ended their managerial search by giving him the job.

The Minnesota Twins have declined their $3.6 million option for 2015 on reliever Jared Burton, who gets a $200,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency after the World Series.

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum missed the pregame introductions before the World Series opener because he was vomiting.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tim Lincecum shrugged off questions about missing the pre-game introductions on Tuesday, saying he was in a back room and didn't want to run out in the middle of the ceremony. It turns out he was rather uncomfortable in that room.

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Dan Haren underwent surgery Wednesday to clean out the AC joint in his non- throwing shoulder.

The Marlins have made it to the World Series.

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