San Francisco Giants Drop Game 6, Set Up Game 7 Showdown with Royals


It will all come down to what every kid dreams of, game seven, after the Kansas City Royals absolutely steamrolled the San Francisco Giants by a final score of 10-0.

The Royals’ offense jumped on Jake Peavy early, chasing him just 1.1 innings into the game, and put up a seven-run inning in the bottom of the second.

Alex Gordon singled to enter the inning and was followed by a Salvador Perez opposite-field single. Mike Moustakas hit a double into the gap to knock in Gordon.

Alcides Escobar reached first on a “single,” which seemed more like a fielder’s choice but it was up to the Kansas City official scorekeeper’s discretion, to load the bases.

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Norichika Aoki hit a bloop single to left, Lorenzo Cain blooped a single into center field, Eric Hosmer doubled to center, and Billy Butler doubled to the wall and before we could blink the Royals held a 7-0 lead.

The Giants mustered their best offensive attack of the ball game in the top half of the third inning. Brandon Crawford walked, Gregor Blanco walked, and Joe Panik walked and with one out, Buster Posey stepped up to the dish. With Yordano Ventura struggling with finding the strike zone in the entire inning, Posey swung at the very first pitch he saw and grounded into an inning-ending double-play.

Ventura pitched a solid game going seven strong innings and only gave up three hits. He did walk five batters but was able to work around the trouble time-after-time.

Cain knocked in another run in the bottom of the third inning with a ground rule double, and Escobar hit an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth. Moustakas hit the first home run of the series since Omar Infante hit one in the bottom of the seventh inning in Game Two. This notched the Royals’ double-digit lead.

Every Royals starter had a base hit by the end of the third inning as well. This occurrence marked just the second time in World Series history that it was accomplished and the first since the 2001 Diamondbacks in Game Six.

Game Seven will take place on Wednesday night at 5:07 p.m. PT with Tim Hudson taking on Jeremy Guthrie in a winner-take-all game for the 2014 World Series championship.