Pablo Sandoval’s single set up Hunter Pence to score the tying run in the fifth inning and the 2012 Series MVP followed with a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth.
Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2.
The Rays announced Friday that Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season.
“I’m excited to get the opportunity to work with a team that I think is on the rise,” Long said in a statement on Thursday.
Tim Hudson starts for the Giants against Jeremy Guthrie as the Royals play their first game in San Francisco since 2005, when they took two of three.
Juan Lagares is one of three finalists for the National League Gold Glove Award in center field. The other finalists are the Reds’ Billy Hamilton and the Nationals’ Denard Span
Long spent the previous eight seasons with the Yankees. He won a World Series ring in 2009 and under his tutelage the Bombers led the majors in runs scored three times and finished second twice.
Eric Hosmer, Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas and most of the Royals will get their first look at quirky AT&T Park in San Francisco during a workout Thursday. Then it’s on to Game 3 on Friday with Kansas City and the Giants tied at 1-all.
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Cuddyer, 35, would fill one of the Mets’ two glaring holes (corner outfielder). The veteran right fielder would likely push Curtis Granderson and his weak arm to left field.
Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Royals streamed from their dugout, the Giants from their own. The World Series suddenly had some life.
Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2.
Depending how Jake Peavy does for San Fran on Wednesday night against Kansas City rookie Yordano Ventura, this World Series could quickly shape up as an even match or a mismatch.
The starter was pounded for five runs on seven hits and a walk, failed to record an out in the third inning and was pulled from Game 1 to a smattering of boos.
Long, who won a World Series with the Bombers in 2009, was fired by the Yankees earlier this month.