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Rankings: Third basemen
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The third base ranks keep taking hits, leaving 2B eligible Anthony Rendon on top. But our Scott White says some prime young talent is on the way. Full Story
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    Player News
    Giants will not start Madison Bumgarner on short rest
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (12:05 am ET) The Giants will not start Madison Bumgarner on short rest for Game 4.

    Manager Bruce Bochy admitted he was considering giving Bumgarner the start prior to Game 3, but changed his mind following the game. Bumgarner has thrown a combined 256 innings between the regular season and the postseason, and there's a chance the team didn't want to push him any further, especially on short rest. San Francisco will throw Ryan Vogelsong, as originally planned.


    Royals RP Greg Holland shuts it down Friday
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/24/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland did his job Friday against the Giants.

    With his team up by one run, Holland was called upon to pick up the save. He had little trouble against San Francisco. Facing the heart of the team's order, Holland induced a flyout and two groundouts against Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence. He threw just eight pitches, five of which were strikes. 


    Giants' Michael Morse comes up big as pinch hitter
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/24/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse came up big as a pinch hitter Friday against the Royals.

    Morse got his opportunity in the sixth inning and didn't disappoint. With a man on first, Morse worked an eight-pitch at-bat against Jeremy Guthrie. After starting out 0-2, Morse was able to work the count full. On the eighth pitch, Morse managed to double down the left field line, plating the team's first run of the contest. Morse was replaced by a pitcher in the top of the seventh.


    Royals' Alcides Escobar reaches twice in Game 3
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/24/2014) Royals infielder Alcides Escobar reached base twice Game 3 against the Giants. 

    Escobar wound up playing a big role immediately, doubling in his first at-bat. He would come around to score later in the inning, giving the Royals a 1-0 lead. Escobar would strike again in the sixth inning. After a single, Escobar would score from first on an Alex Gordon double. Escobar went on to finish 2 for 4, with two runs scored.


    Giants SP Tim Hudson saddled with the loss Game 3
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/24/2014) Giants pitcher Tim Hudson was saddled with the loss Game 3 against the Royals.

    Hudson allowed three runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked one during the outing. Hudson found himself in trouble immediately. After giving up a leadoff double to start the game, Hudson allowed a run on an RBI-single just a few hitters later. He would settle in at that point, tossing four scoreless frames. 

    Hudson ran out of gas in the sixth. Alcides Escobar was able to reach on a single, and was driven home on an Alex Gordon double. After picking up a groundout, Hudson left the game. Javier Lopez came on in relief and allowed an RBI-single against Eric Hosmer. The run would be charged to Hudson. 


    Giants to go with Ryan Vogelsong in Game 4
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/24/2014) The Giants will start pitcher Ryan Vogelsong Game 4 against the Royals.

    Manager Bruce Bochy was considering starting ace Madison Bumgarner on short rest, but opted against the decision. Vogelsong struggled in his last start, allowing four earned runs over three innings against St. Louis. He'll oppose Jason Vargas. 


    Royals' Jeremy Guthrie pulls out a win in Game 3
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/24/2014) Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie pulled out a win Friday night against the Giants.

    Guthrie allowed two runs on four hits over five innings of work. He did not record any strikeouts or walks during the contest. Guthrie gave up plenty of contact during the start, but was helped out by Kansas City's strong defense. He was excellent over the first five frames, not giving up a run. 

    Things began to unravel in the sixth inning. After a leadoff single, Guthrie allowed a run-scoring double against Michael Morse. Guthrie was pulled from the game at that point, but was charged with a second run after Morse would come around to score later in the frame. 

    The Royals would hold on to the one-run lead over the last couple of innings, giving Guthrie the win. 


    Twins prospect Miguel Sano won't play winter ball
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/24/2014) Twins infielder Miguel Sano won't play winter ball, according to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press

    Sano missed most of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He has not experienced a setback, but "doctors do not want him to play," according to the report. Sano was considered one of the top prospects in the game prior to the 2014 season. 


    White Sox OF Michael Taylor decides to become free agent
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/24/2014) The White Sox have outrighted outfielder Michael Taylor to Triple-A Friday.

    Taylor declined the assignment, and will become a free-agent. He hit .250 over 28 at-bats with the major-league club last season. The team now has 37 players on the 40-man roster. 


    Giants will consider Madison Bumgarner for Game 4
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (10/24/2014) The Giants will consider Madison Bumgarner on short rest for Game 4, according to CSN.

    As of right now, the team is planning to start Ryan Vogelsong. But if the Giants lose Game 3, there's a chance Bumgarner would get the nod on short rest. Bumgarner allowed one run in the team's Game 1 victory. 


     
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    Fan Poll

    Which of these third basemen would you want on your teams for the second half?

    Nolan Arenado, Rockies
    17%
    Manny Machado, Orioles
    25%
    Todd Frazier, Reds
    33%
    Martin Prado, Diamondbacks
    4%
    Kyle Seager, Mariners
    17%
    Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
    4%

    Total Votes: 3,689


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