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James Shields lasted just three-plus innings Tuesday against the Giants, allowing five runs on seven hits and a walk in the World Series Game 1 loss.
Hunter Pence launched a two-run homer and reached base four times in Tuesday's World Series Game 1 win over the Royals.
Major League Baseball dedicated Game 1 of its 110th World Series to veterans and military families, and the daylong activities included a visit by Commissioner Bud Selig, U.S. military brass and Royals legend John Mayberry to the Kansas City VA Hospital Honor Annex near Kauffman Stadium just before the Giants-Royals opener.
Three months removed from season-ending right knee surgery, Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia said on Tuesday that he feels "pretty much back to 100 percent" and expects to be ready for a full workload of 32 starts and 200 innings in 2015.
Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval and Royals catcher Salvador Perez are longtime friends from their days playing baseball together in Carabobo state in Venezuela in their early teens. Never in their wildest dreams could they have imagined facing each other in the World Series.
Alex Avila should be able to have a normal offseason after concussion symptoms from a couple of weeks ago subsided and followup tests came back negative. Still, there's a lingering concern within the Tigers organization -- including VP and assistant GM Al Avila -- for his health after at least three concussions in recent years.
Jason Vargas will start in Game 4 of the World Series against the Giants on Saturday.
Michael Morse is in the starting lineup as the designated hitter for Game 1 of the World Series against the Royals.
Lorenzo Cain will bat third in Game 1 of the World Series against the Giants on Tuesday night.