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KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 11: Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics fields the ball at second base for the force out as Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals attampts to slide during the 7th inning of the game at Kauffman Stadium on August 11, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Royals Beat A’s To Pick Up 8th Straight Win, Take AL Central Lead

The Kansas City Royals won their eighth straight game and took over the AL Central lead Monday night when Yordano Ventura outdueled Sonny Gray during a 3-2 win over Oakland Athletics.

08/11/2014

Hunter Pence #8 (L) of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Michael Morse #38 (R) after Pence scored in the bottom of the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on April 16, 2014 in San Francisco. Pence scored on an RBI single from Buster Posey. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

NL West Looks Like 2-Team Race As Giants, Dodgers Prepare For Crucial Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers don’t have to look much further than their poor record against San Francisco to understand why they trail the Giants by 1 1/2 games for the NL West lead.

07/25/2014

A proposal to split California into six separate states. (CBS)

What Would 6 Californias Really Look Like? We Have Questions

People in the Bay Area have been trying to distance themselves from the folks in Los Angeles for years, and if voters approve a plan headed for the ballot, they’ll get closer to a whole state of separation.

07/15/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 13: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Hunter Pence #8 and Madison Bumgarner #40 after hitting a grand slam home run off of Vidal Nuno (not pictured) of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning at AT&T Park on July 13, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Historic Bumgarner, Posey Grand Slams Lift Giants Over Diamondbacks, 8-4

Madison Bumgarner became the first pitcher in 48 years to hit two grand slams in a season, and Buster Posey also hit a slam Sunday that boosted the San Francisco Giants over the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4.

07/13/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JULY 13: Starting pitcher Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 13, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Sonny Gray Keeps Seattle At Bay To Help A’s Bring Home 4-1 Win Over Mariners

Sonny Gray limited the Seattle Mariners to just six hits and one unearned run and the Oakland Athletics earned a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

07/13/2014

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 30: Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the first inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 30, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

9th Inning Grand Slam Lifts Tigers Over A’s

Rajai Davis hit his third career grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, giving the Detroit Tigers a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.

06/30/2014

Joe Panik

Bumgarner Pitches 9 Innings In Giants Win Over Diamondbacks

Everything was working for Madison Bumgarner.

06/22/2014

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 17: Adam Eaton #1 of the Chicago White Sox shakes hands with Gordon Beckham #15 at home plate after Beckham hit a two-run home run scoring Eaton during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at U.S. Cellular Field on June 17, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

White Sox Snap 4-Game Losing Streak With Win Over Giants

Gordon Beckham and Dayan Viciedo hit two-run home runs, John Danks pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Chicago White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

06/17/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 10: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants is tagged out at home plate by catcher Wilson Ramos #40 of the Washington Nationals in the bottom of the sixth inning at AT&T Park on June 10, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Sandoval was attempting to score from second base on a base hit to right field from Brandon Crawford. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Nationals Snap Bumgarner’s Streak With 2-1 Win Over Giants

Doug Fister flipped the script from his last start in San Francisco during the 2012 World Series, tossing seven scoreless innings to help the Washington Nationals beat Madison Bumgarner and the Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night.

06/10/2014

Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants takes the ball from pitcher Ryan Vogelsong #32 taking him out of the game in the top of the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park on June 9, 2014 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Nationals End Giants 5-Game Winning Streak

Ian Desmond had a career-high five RBIs and Stephen Strasburg won his third straight decision for the Washington Nationals in their 9-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

06/09/2014

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