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Royals live: Updates from game four of the World Series vs. the Giants

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Saturday night’s game four of the World Series, pitting the Royals against the San Francisco Giants, for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other sportswriters and editors. First pitch is set for 7:07 p.m. Central. The Fox network (WDAF, Channel 4 in Kansas City) will televise the game.

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Royals beat Giants 3-2, take 2-1 lead in World Series

Rookie Brandon Finnegan helped the Royals bullpen shut out the Giants over the last three innings Friday to win 3-2 and take a 2-1 lead in the World Series. KC got got one run in the first inning and two more in the sixth as Jeremy Guthrie limited San Francisco to two runs on four hits backed by a stellar Royals defense.

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Former White Sox star Paul Konerko saw Royals’ roll coming

The Royals didn’t win the AL Central Division, had few players with postseason experience and had to survive a crazy Wild Card Game. Who knew they’d wind up in the World Series? “I did,” said Paul Konerko, the retiring White Sox star who was named co-recipient with the Phillies’ Jimmy Rollins of the Roberto Clemente Award on Friday.

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