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A toast to Ned Yost: Royals manager paints a game three masterpiece

He has been ridiculed and criticized so much and for so long that it is now part of his permanent record, but in a postseason with Bruce Bochy, Mike Scioscia, Clint Hurdle and Buck Showalter, the best manager of them all is the one The Wall Street Journal called a dunce a few weeks ago.

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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.

This was the Royals kind of game; speed, pitching and defense

This was just the kind of ballgame the Royals needed; a low-scoring affair where speed, pitching and defense would make the difference. The Royals offense manufactured a run in the first inning and took a lead they’d never give up, the pitching held the Giants to two runs and the defense was making plays all over the field. Friday night in Game Three the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 and took a 2-1 lead in the World Series.

This was the Royals kind of game; speed, pitching and defense

This was just the kind of ballgame the Royals needed; a low-scoring affair where speed, pitching and defense would make the difference. The Royals offense manufactured a run in the first inning and took a lead they’d never give up, the pitching held the Giants to two runs and the defense was making plays all over the field. Friday night in Game Three the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 and took a 2-1 lead in the World Series.

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Royals fans brave the land of the Giants

Pockets of AT&T Park in San Francisco looked like Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium on Friday night, saturated in blue with people have who have spent often thousands of dollars to be here, for ticket and airfare, food and hotel rooms. Giants fans weren’t pleased.

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Replay: Tweets from Game 3 of the World Series in San Francisco

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Friday night’s game three 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. The game is televised on Fox.