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 Giants controlled the Royals in game 1 of the 2014 World Series. Here are 5 things you missed.
The San Francisco Giants won the first game of the 2010 and 2012 World Series, which put them on the championship path both times.
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.
Just 25, Bumgarner already is 2-0 with 15 shutout innings in Series play and is 2-1 in four starts this postseason with a 1.42 ERA.
The Giants and Royals got to the World Series by playing better baseball than better teams. Which team will emerge as champion?
Going into Game 1 on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium, both teams will deal with a familiar issue this deep in the postseason: Does an extended layoff translate into rest or rust?
In this installment of By The Numbers, I recap 10 Fall Classics — starting in 1958 — which I vividly remember and which, for me, are frozen in time.
The San Francisco Giants could win a third World Series in five seasons by beating the Kansas City Royals. But it won’t make them a dynasty.
The World Series between the Royals and Giants will feature two teams that didn’t even win 90 games during the regular season.
While many people know about the Giants, they are no rookie when it comes to the World Series having won two in the last four years, little is known about the Kansas City Royals. Here are five fun facts about America’s newest favorite team.
Baseball is trying to be pure again. And when you consider the final four teams in the MLB postseason, they did a good job. The Giants, Cardinals, Orioles and Royals aren’t considered members of the monetary aristocracy, at least not at the level of the Yankees, Red Sox, and Dodgers.
The Giants beat the Cardinals to make the World Series. But baseball fans outside of San Francisco will be rooting for the Royals.
A pair of wild cards, set to begin the World Series on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium in a matchup offering most everything a fan would want to watch. Tight, too, with the Giants opening as a slim favorite to win it all.