Those fans who thought once the Royals winning streak was over, they would not beat the Giants again have been disappointed as the Kansas City Royals hammered the San Francisco Giants 7-3 to tie the best-of-seven World Series at one game apiece. The series now moves back to San Francisco.
Tied at 2-2 entering the bottom of the 6th inning, the Royals got busy, putting up a five-spot to basically put the game out of reach as the Royals went up 7-2. Neither team would score again after that.
Omar Infante came up with the big blow in the 6th inning when with one out, Infante hit a two-run home run to cap off the big inning and make it a 7-2 lead.
It looked as if the Giants would rout the Royals again, as Gregor Blanco lead off the game with a home-run off of Yordano Ventura, who then got into a rhythm going 5 1/3 innings while giving up 8 hits, two earned runs while striking out two and walking none.
Kelvin Herrera got the win for the Royals, pitching 1 2/3 innings, giving up two walks and striking out one.
Starter Jake Peavy, who was pitching well until he got into the 6th inning, took the loss for the Giants. He pitched 5 innings, giving up six hits, four earned runs, and walking two, while striking out one.
Game #3 will be played in San Francisco at 8:00 p.m. Jeremy Guthrie 13-11 4.13 in regular season) will pitch against the Giants’ Tim Hudson (9-13 3.57).