San Francisco Giants: World Series Position-by-Position Breakdown

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Oct 16, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielder Travis Ishikawa (45) celebrates with teammates as he tries to get to home plate after hitting a walk off three run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the ninth inning of game five of the 2014 NLCS playoff at AT&T Park. Giants won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants are in the World Series for the third time in five seasons. This time their opponents are the Kansas City Royals, 2014’s Cinderella story. After missing the playoffs for 28 consecutive years following their 1985 World Series victory, Kansas City has burst through the door and come out guns blazing, winning their first eight games. The 2014 World Series is being billed as Dynasty vs. Destiny.

The Giants knocked off the St. Louis Cardinals in five games in the NLCS, while the Royals completed a clean sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in four games in the ALCS.

The series looks extremely even, as the Royals and Giants play with similar philosophies. Pitching dominates for both teams, and the offense is able to score just enough to put their team in the win column. But which of these teams can scrape together enough runs to win four games?

Take a look at this comparison of each position head-to-head to see just who is really the favorite.