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Best World Series performance ever?
Here's my 10 best World Series performances by a pitcher, listed chronologically -- emphasis on body of work for the entire series, not just one great game (like Jack Morris).

Bumgarner's legend grows: Giants win it all
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Madison Bumgarner played the hero again -- pitching five scoreless innings of relief -- and the Giants won their third title in five years.

Joe Panik with the play of the Series
It's been a wild three innings in Game 7 as both teams scored two runs in the second and the Giants knocked Tim Hudson from the box -- the first Game 7 starter since Bob Turley in 1960 to not last at least two innings.

Jack Morris big fan of Madison Bumgarner
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Jack Morris, who pitched one of the most memorable games in World Series history, has become a huge fan of Madison Bumgarner this postseason.

Random thoughts before Game 7
Let's make it a game to remember . . . I wrote about the pitching matchup between Tim Hudson and Jeremy Guthrie. Considering both teams have good and rested bullpens, I don't expect either pitcher to go more than five innings, even if they're pitching well.

Matchup: Hudson versus Guthrie
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So here we are. Game 7. It hasn't happened often enough in recent years -- just twice since that classic game in 2001, when the Diamondbacks rallied in the bottom of the ninth off the invincible Mariano Rivera and solidified the legends of Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson.

Chat wrap: World Series plus stuff
Click here to check out the World Series Game 7 chat preview. Plus some talk on Mookie Betts and other players.

Ranking all 36 World Series Game 7s
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Bill Mazeroski's walk-off home run in 1960 tops the list of the 36 Game 7s that were ever played in World Series history.

Baseball gods order up a Game 7
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The Royals crushed the Giants, scoring seven runs in the second inning, in Game 6 to set up a winner-take-all Game 7.

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