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Michael Brantley named American League All-Star by Sporting News

Kansas City evened up the World Series at 1-1 with a 7-2 victory over San Francisco; Plus, Indians expected to keep Mike Aviles.

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World Series

San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals - October 22, 2014 | Wrap - Seven is lucky for a second day in a row, this time for Kansas City as Royals beat Giants 7-2 to even the World Series 1-1. Game Three will be tomorrow night in San Francisco.

There’s Nothing Salvador Perez Won’t Swing At | FanGraphs Baseball - Fangraphs looks at Salvador Perez at the plate.

Wade Davis’ wife tipped a waiter a World Series ticket | HardballTalk - I think that constitutes more than 15%.


Baseball execs vote Indians' Michael Brantley to All-Star squad | FOX Sports - Michael Brantley has been selected to The Sporting News' American League All-Star squad. Corey Kluber received votes but lost the starting pitcher nod to Felix Hernandez

It's still hard to believe the Cleveland Indians lost the 1954 World Series -- Terry Pluto | - The 1954 Indians were so focused on beating out the Yankees, the players seemed worn down by the time they played the World Series -- according to Al Rosen.

Inbox: What will the Indians' bullpen look like in 2015? | - Jordan Bastian answers questions from Indians fans.

Around the Horn

Did Adam Dunn Ruin Baseball? – The Hardball Times - Neil Weinberg of Hardball Times posits a theory.

Craig Kimbrel wins Trevor Hoffman Award; Greg Holland gets Mariano Rivera Award | HardballTalk - Major League Baseball announced in April that two new regular-season awards would be handed out every year, going to the top reliever in each league.

Pace-Of-Play Initiatives Get Mixed Reviews In AFL - - Major League Baseball is using the Arizona Fall League to test methods to speed up the game, and players so far are mixed about the plans and results.