( Nhat V. Meyer )
Kansas City, here we come!

10/19/2014 05:28 PM PDT
San Francisco Giants are up against a team and a town that is celebrating October baseball for the first time since the Kansas City Royals won the World Series in 1985 behind George Brett. 
Kawakami: These Giants play country hardball
10/19/2014 09:26 AM PDT - Bound for the World Series, Madison Bumgarner, Jake Peavy and Buster Posey head a group of Southern boys who have brought 'country ways' to San Francisco

( Dan Honda )
Sandoval heats up when the pressure's on

San Francisco Giants' third baseman Pablo Sandoval has a .325 career average in the postseason, and the Panda says not even his impending free agency can distract him in October 
(Doug Duran)
World Series: Jeremy Affeldt goes home

Once an up-and-comer with the Kansas City Royals, Jeremy Affeldt heads to the 2014 World Series as a vital cog in the San Francisco Giants bullpen. 
(Eric Risberg/AP)
Game 1 live chat, Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Join Giants beat writer Alex Pavlovic for a World Series pregame live chat Tuesday at 11 a.m., hours before the first pitch of Game 1. 
(Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)
Set sail for historic Richmond shipyards

Set your heading (or GPS) for the Victory Ships of Richmond, where docents are rebuilding the Red Oak, Rosie the Riveter beckons history buffs and there's enough nautical lore to satisfy any World War II buff. 
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s has some plastic surgery.