Tim Hudson
Giants announce World Series rotation
Tim Hudson, SP, SF
10/18/2014
News: Giants manager Bruce Bochy will maintain his current rotation for the World Series, which means Madison Bumgarner and Jake Peavy will start Games 1 and 2 in Kansas City, the San Francisco Chronicle reports Saturday. Tim Hudson and Ryan Vogelsong will pitch Games 3 and 4 at home.

Bochy is also expected to keep veteran Tim Lincecum on the roster. Lincecum has yet to make an appearance this postseason for San Francisco.

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James Shields
Royals tab Shields, Ventura for World Series Games 1, 2
James Shields, SP, KC
10/18/2014
News: The Royals will start pitchers James Shields in Game 1 and Yordano Ventura in Game 2 of the World Series, Yahoo! Sports reports. The Royals are making their first World Series appearance in 29 years.
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Colby Lewis
Rangers, Colby Lewis have exchanged numbers
Colby Lewis, SP, TEX
10/17/2014
News: The Rangers have had some preliminary contract talks with pitcher Colby Lewis, according to ESPN.

Lewis put up less-than-stellar numbers last season, but was coming off hip and elbow surgery. He was better over the second half, posting a 3.86 ERA over 86 1/3 innings. Both Lewis and the club have shown interest in a possible reunion, and have exchanged contract figures. 

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Tanner Scheppers
Rangers' Tanner Scheppers ahead of schedule thus far
Tanner Scheppers, SP, TEX
10/17/2014
News: Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers was able to throw a bullpen session Friday, according to ESPN.

Scheppers dealt with elbow issues throughout much of the season. He tossed just 23 innings in the majors due to the injury. Scheppers is now considered ahead of schedule in his recovery. He's expected to shift back into a relief role in 2015.

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Madison Bumgarner
Giants Madison Bumgarner goes eight innings Thursday
Madison Bumgarner, SP, SF
10/16/2014
News: Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner worked eight strong innings Thursday against the Cardinals.

Bumgarner allowed three runs on five hits, struck out five and walked two. Bumgarner gave up his first run in the third inning. After putting two men on base via the walk, Bumgarner allowed an RBI double to Jon Jay. The following frame, Bumgarner was hurt by the long ball when Matt Adams and Tony Cruz touched him for solo shots to give the Cardinals the lead. Bumgarner would settle in over the next four innings before being pulled after eight. He did not factor into the decision. 

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Adam Wainwright
Cardinals Adam Wainwright goes seven strong in final start
Adam Wainwright, SP, STL
10/16/2014
News: Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright managed to go seven strong innings Thursday against the Giants.

With his team down 3-1, Wainwright did what he could to make sure the Cardinals remained competitive. He allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings. Wainwright struck out seven and walked two during the outing. He only made one mistake, which led to both runs. In the third inning, Wainwright allowed Joe Panik to belt a two-run homer to right. The Cardinals would battle back the next inning, and Wainwright would shut down the Giants over the next four innings. San Francisco would mount a comeback, ruining Wainwright's strong start and knocked the Cardinals out of the playoffs. 

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Marco Gonzales
Cardinals RP Marco Gonzales takes Game 4 NLCS loss
Marco Gonzales, SP, STL
10/16/2014
News: Cardinals relief pitcher Marco Gonzales took a loss Wednesday, allowing three earned runs on one hit and one walk in two-thirds of an inning in his team's 6-4 loss to the Giants in Game 4 of the NLCS.

Gonzales (2-1) came into the appearance with 5 1/3 scoreless innings in the postseason but couldn't protect a 4-3 lead in the sixth inning Wednesday. The Cardinals now need to win three straight games to reach the World Series for a third time in four years.

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Shelby Miller
Shelby Miller allows three runs, Cardinals lose Game 4
Shelby Miller, SP, STL
10/16/2014
News: Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller wasn't a factor in the decision Wednesday, giving up three earned runs on six hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 6-4 loss to the Giants in Game 4 of the NLCS.

Miller surrendered a sacrifice fly in the first inning and was touched up for two more runs in the third. He was pulled with two outs and one on in the fourth after throwing just 65 pitches in the start but left with the lead. The teams head into Thurdsay's Game 5 of the NLCS with the Giants ahead 3-1.

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Ryan Vogelsong
Ryan Vogelsong allows four runs, Giants win Game 4
Ryan Vogelsong, SP, SF
10/16/2014
News: Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong didn't factor into the decision Wednesday, giving up four earned runs on seven hits and two walks in just three innings while striking out one in his team's 6-4 win over the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLCS.

Vogelsong pitched well in his NLDS start but struggled mightily Wednesday, allowing runs in the first and second on RBI singles before giving up two runs in the third, one on a groundball double play and the other on a solo home run. He was pulled for a pinch hitter before seeing any more action. The teams head into Thurdsay's Game 5 of the NLCS with the Giants ahead 3-1.

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Miguel Gonzalez
Miguel Gonzalez takes loss, Orioles eliminated Wednesday
Miguel Gonzalez, SP, BAL
10/15/2014
News: Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez was stuck with a loss Wednesday, allowing two earned runs (one earned) on four hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 2-1 defeat against the Royals as the Orioles were swept in the ALCS and eliminated from the postseason.

Gonzalez (0-1) saw both runs score on an infield groundball in the first inning, as catcher Caleb Joseph was unable to hang on to the ball on a play at the plate, with a second runner coming home as Joseph chased the ball down. Gonzalez hit two batters on the day as he continued to deal with control issues in his first appearance during this postseason. The Orioles fall in their first ALCS appearance since 1997.

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