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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A giant, indeed.

Madison Bumgarner punctuated his World Series performance for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third championship in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

The big left-hander came out of the bullpen to throw five scoreless innings on two days' rest, saving a Series pushed to the limit. And by winning Game 7 on the road, Bumgarner and the Giants succeeded where no team had in 3 1/2 decades.

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Bumgarner pitches 5 scoreless to win MVP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and ruffled the pitcher's long, scraggly locks.

That was way too hairy for Bumgarner. He quickly spun and playfully sparred with the mischief makers.

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Royals' dream season falls just short

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals' clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey.

He had just watched the San Francisco Giants celebrate their third World Series title in five years, capped by a 3-2 victory in Game 7 on Wednesday night. But all he could think about was whether he could have scored the tying run with two outs in the ninth inning.

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Scoring change gives Bumgarner save

(AP) -- Madison Bumgarner will have to settle for the longest save in World Series history rather than a Game 7 win.

Bumgarner was originally credited by the official scorers with the win after throwing five innings of shutout relief to close out San Francisco's 3-2 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday night.

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2 shot, 1 stabbed in Giants celebration

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent, with two people injured by gunfire and a third stabbed. Police got pelted with bottles as they tried to disperse crowds.

The partying unfolded peacefully Wednesday night with fans gathering in the streets and uncorking champagne, dancing and hugging strangers after their team won its third championship in five years with a 3-2 victory over Kansas City in the winner-take-all seventh game.

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Pence, Sandoval celebrate another title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Hunter Pence herded his teammates into the center of a clubhouse that was ready to pop. As the Giants hollered and hugged, he kept asking: "Is everybody here? Is everybody here?"

They were, wildly shaking their bottles of bubbly. And with that, Pence shouted the command.

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Canseco shooting self in hand no crime

LAS VEGAS (AP) Police in Las Vegas say no crime was committed when former major league slugger Jose Canseco shot himself in the finger in what he and investigators say was an accident.

The former Oakland Athletics outfielder tweeted a photo Wednesday of his heavily bandaged left hand and said he was recovering at home.

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Replay results in overturned Series call

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The first call to be overturned in the World Series under Major League Baseball's expanded replay rules occurred during a double play in the third inning of Game 7.

The Royals and Giants were tied at 2 and Kansas City had a runner on first base with nobody out. Eric Hosmer hit a grounder and second baseman Joe Panik made a nice diving stop, flipping the ball with his glove to shortstop Brandon Crawford covering the bag.

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Bumgarner's Series caps headed to Hall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Madison Bumgarner's World Series performance earned him a spot in the Hall of Fame - well, at least for his caps.

The San Francisco Giants ace donated to the Hall caps he wore during his Game 1 and 5 wins against Kansas City plus his hat from his Game 7 save Wednesday night.

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Selig's imprint seen in Series' Game 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) For his final game as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig was able to see the low-budget Kansas City Royals compete with the high-spending San Francisco Giants for the title.

Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night featured a pair of wild-card teams that had already played during the regular season. In a finale hosted by the club whose league won the All-Star game. With managers able to contest calls by umpires, the final decision coming from a replay room far from the field.

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