It’s gonna be wet in San Francisco for Game 2

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You would have thought that having the Twins and the east coast teams out of the World Series would mean that this year we wouldn’t have any concerns about the weather. Yeah, you would have thought that, but you’d be wrong:

It doesn’t qualify as torture, but here’s another wrinkle for fans of the San Francisco Giants: The next Bay Area storm front is forecast to roll in on Thursday, just in time for Game 2 of the World Series.

“There could be half an inch of rain in San Francisco,” Steve Anderson, a forecaster with the National Weather Service, said Sunday. “I don’t know about Major League Baseball’s threshold (for playing or postponing a game), but it’s going to be wet.”

Of course, the saving grace here is that if a game does get postponed, neither San Francisco nor Dallas are the sorts of placed that are ever likely to get November snowfall, so things can get kicked for several days if need be.

Video: Corey Dickerson breaks scoreless tie with walk-off home run

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Neither the Pirates nor the Tigers could manage any offense during Thursday afternoon’s game at PNC Park. That is, until outfielder Corey Dickerson launched a walk-off solo home run off of Alex Wilson with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Dickerson, 28, has been solid for the Pirates for the first month of the season. He’s batting .314/.348/.500 with a pair of home runs, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 92 plate appearances. The Pirates acquired him from the Rays in late February in exchange for journeyman pitcher Daniel Hudson and Single-A infielder Tristan Gray.