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Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head. Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday's workout. "I can't believe that just happened, dude," pitcher James Shields razzed. It'll be more frustrating than funny if those are the same awkward swings the Royals and San Francisco Giants take once the World Series begins. Going into Game 1 on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium, both teams will deal with a familiar issue this deep in the postseason: Does an extended layoff...

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