The 25-year-old Bumgarner capped off a performance for the ages and earned MVP honors Wednesday night, pitching five scoreless innings of relief in Game 7 as the Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2.
The St. Louis Rams acquired players such as safety Mark Barron and wide receiver Damian Williams.
An injury-prone past forced Smith to worry after landing on his shoulder Sunday, but the Pro Bowler says he's good to go.
The Dallas Stars weren't feeling good Tuesday night after Vladimir Tarasenko scored 1 minute, 28 seconds into overtime to complete a hat trick and St. Louis' 4-3 victory.
Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.
St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak, manager Mike Matheny, second baseman Matt Carpenter and pitcher Carlos Martinez were among the mourners from Taveras' major league team.
Tony Parker had 23 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer, Manu Ginobili added 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs capped an emotional NBA championship commemoration with a thrilling 101-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in their season opener Tuesday night.
The Royals must win two consecutive games at home to take the World Series.
The Cardinals are grieving the loss of an active player for the third time in 12 years after 22-year-old Oscar Taveras died Sunday in a car crash in the Dominican Republic.
The highly touted St. Louis Cardinals prospect was ripped away from us far too soon, before he could fully unleash the potential of his swing and smile.
The quarterback sprained his throwing shoulder late in the first half of Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams. Not only did Smith never miss a snap, he went on to complete 24 of 28 passes for 226 yards in what turned into a 34-7 rout at Arrowhead Stadium.
Greg Robinson didn't start until last week. Now, the St. Louis Rams will really be leaning on the No. 2 overall pick of the draft after injuries to offensive linemen Jake Long and Rodger Saffold.
Chivas USA ceased operations Monday after 10 troubled and unsuccessful years in Major League Soccer, with the league planning a new franchise for Los Angeles that will begin play in 2017 with new ownership and a new soccer-specific stadium.
Eight of the past 10 teams that headed home trailing 3-2 in the Series won it all. Kansas City is one of the teams that did it, rallying from a 3-1 deficit to beat St. Louis for the franchise's only championship in 1985.
After a day off, the Series resumes Tuesday night at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium. In a rematch of Game 2 starters, Jordano Ventura pitches for the Royals and Jake Peavy for the Giants.
National police spokesman Jacobo Mateo Moquete confirmed Oscar Taveras' death on his Twitter account.
Alex Smith was 24 of 28 for 226 yards passing, and Knile Davis capped a run of 34 unanswered points with a short touchdown run in the fourth quarter. The final score was 34-7.
Jaden Schwartz, Ryan Reaves and Dmitrij Jaskin all scored, and the Blues snapped their skid with a 3-2 win against the Blackhawks on Saturday night.
The outcome ensured the Series will go back to Kansas City. In the meantime, there's Game 5 on Sunday when postseason ace Madison Bumgarner starts for the Giants against struggling James Shields.
Only four months after he pitched in the College World Series, the 21-year-old reliever trotted into a troubling seventh inning, got two key outs and helped the Kansas City Royals hold off San Francisco 3-2 Friday night in Game 3 of the World Series.