Jake Peavy has a thumb injury, but will start Game 6

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Confirming reports from last night the Giants just revealed that tonight’s starter, Jake Peavy, suffered a bruised right thumb while trying to catch a foul ball in the dugout during Game 3.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy assured reporters that Peavy passed various physical exams and was able to throw a bullpen session to prepare for his Game 6 start against the Royals, but he will be pitching with a swollen thumb.

Peavy has a 7.05 ERA in eight postseason starts, including allowing four runs in five innings against Kansas City in Game 2.

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.