Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 10:38 am
Updated on Oct. 30 at 1:45 a.m. ET.
Madison Bumgarner won Game 1 of this World Series, throwing seven innings and giving up one run on three hits. He won Game 5, throwing a complete game shutout.
And on Wednesday night, completing one of the most impressive postseason pitching performances in history, he helped the team take Game 7, pitching the final five innings on two days' rest, giving up just two hits as the Giants won the game 3-2, and won the World Series.
Let me ask you a question: No matter what the sport, if you could only see the start of a game or the finish of a game, which would you prefer? Of course, any fool would choose to see the finish of the game.
Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 4:25 am
By Camila Domonoske
Game 5 was a big victory for the Giants, who took the lead in the series 3-2. They're now one victory away from winning the title.
To the delight of the home crowd at AT&T Park in San Francisco, the Giants' Madison Bumgarner pitched a shutout, allowing just four hits. "Smothered" was The Associated Press' verb of choice for how Bumgarner took down the Royals.
The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team showed why it's the top-ranked squad in the world. It won the CONCACAF tournament Sunday with a near-perfect 6-0 final game against Costa Rica.
The U.S. has had an easy run during this World Cup qualifying tournament for the North American, Central American and Caribbean Region. The United States had already qualified for next year's World Cup with a victory in the semifinals against Haiti. Sunday's win over Costa Rica further cemented the U.S. dominance.