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Royals beat Giants Tie up Series


Kansas City Royals Victory Celebration by Keith Allison is licensed under CC by 2.0

The Royals had no problem scoring runs in Game 2, beating the Giants 7-2.  The World Series is now tied up at a game apiece, and is heading to San Francisco.

Yordano Ventura pitched 5 1/3 innings for the Royals, giving up two runs on eight hits. The great Kansas City trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg Holland closed out the game and held the Giants to just one hit in the final 3 2/3 innings.

Jake Peavy pitched five innings, giving up four runs on six hits. Peavy has never made it thorough six innings in eight career postseason starts.  That’s the longest streak in postseason history.

The game was tied up at two, going into the six inning.

The Royals would score five runs in the sixth innings, highlighted by Omar Infante’s two run homer off of Hunter Strickland.  Strickland has struggled this postseason, giving up five homers so far against just 23 batters.  Strickland started yelling at Salvador Perez, who was on base when Infante hit his home run, and the benches cleared, but nothing resulted from it.  Perez hit a double to deep center that drove in two runs earlier in the inning.
Kansas City looked impressive tonight with runners in scoring position, going 5 for 9.
The Giants struggled offensively, besides a leadoff home run by Gregor Blanco.  San Francisco went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position and left eight runners on base.  The other Giants run came on a double by Brandon Belt.  The Giants had won seven straight World Series games, but the Royals changed that.
Kansas City definitely has the momentum now, and Strickland antics could be very costly to his team.
Game 3 is Thursday in San Francisco at 8:07 p.m. ET on Fox.  Jeremy Guthrie will pitch for the Royals and Tim Hudson will pitch for the Giants.

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