The attrition of October, an extra month of long nights and extended duty for the Kansas City bullpen, led to this moment in the sixth inning of an 11-4 loss in the fourth game of the World Series: A 21-year-old rookie combating both swarms of misfortune and the relentless swats of the San Francisco Giants.

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Summer vacation photo contest winners: cows, Yellowstone and an Italian villa

The Star received almost 550 entries in its annual summer vacation photo contest. Our panel of judges, made up of Star photo editors, features editors and designers, chose one winner in each category (each winner scored $50). Thanks to everyone who participated and shared their summer adventures with us!

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Missouri’s offense shows improvement in 24-14 win over Vanderbilt

Missouri’s offense still wasn’t a well-oiled machine, but there were fits and starts of rhythm in the Tigers’ 24-14 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday in Columbia. Against the Commodores, which have returned to being an SEC doormat after three straight seasons with a bowl appearance, those fits and starts proved to be enough to pace the Tigers, 6-2 and 3-1 in the SEC.

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Judging the Royals

World Series game four: Royals’ middle relief gives it up

The Kansas City Royals’ formula for a win goes like this: Have the starting pitcher throw at least six innings, grab a lead before the seventh, then give the ball to Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland. Saturday night, Jason Vargas threw only four innings, and that meant the ball never got close to Herrera, Davis and Holland.

C.W. Gusewelle

Provident squirrels? Fallen fruit suggests otherwise

When crab apples fall, the hazards on the walk are our responsibility. The feckless squirrels can’t be bothered. They’d rather spend time showing off their talent for climbing and leaping, depending for their winter nourishment on our filling the bird feeders, from which they shamelessly poach.

Steve Rose

Call me a RINO and hear me roar for Paul Davis for Kansas governor

“To some conservative Republicans, any deviation from the party line is treason. That makes it a cult, not a political party. Only cults demand blind loyalty to its leaders, no matter what,” writes op-ed columnist Steve Rose, who is breaking ranks with the Republican Party and supporting Democrat Paul Davis for Kansas governor.
 
 

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