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Drama, minus the dramatics, in Giants' Game 5 win over Royals
Drama, minus the dramatics, in Giants' Game 5 win over Royals

Befitting the teams that got here, the 2014 World Series has been a wild one to watch. The matchup between two wild-card teams may not go down as an all-time classic like the Reds versus the Red Sox in 1975 or the Twins versus the Braves in '91, and certainly neither team will be remembered as one of the greatest ever. But after Madison Bumgarner shut out the Kansas City Royals, 5-0, in Game 5 on Sunday night, the San Francisco Giants were one win away from their third championship in five years. "It's a tough matchup, and Bumgarner, obviously, nine shutout innings — you can't really beat that," losing pitcher James Shields said. Four of the five...

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