The San Francisco Giants definitely played Game #4 of the MLB World Series like their backs were against the wall, and responded with an astounding 11-4 win over the Kansas City Royals Saturday night in San Francisco, to tie the series at two games apiece.
The Giants pounded out 16 hits in this revenge win. It included a big game by Hunter Pence, who had two doubles, three hits, 2 runs scored, and three rbi’s. It also included two doubles, two runs scored, and two rbi’s, for Joe Panik. Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval also added two hits.
The Royals also hit the ball well, getting 12 hits. Eric Hosmer and Sandy Perez each had three hits. One of Hosmer’s hit was a double. Lorenzo Cain had two hits.
The Royals put up a four-spot in the top of the 3rd inning. After the Giants put up one of their own in the bottom of the inning, the Royals took a 4-2 lead into the 4th inning.
However, the Giants started hammering the Royals as they used its fresh relievers, not the strong end of their pen. They scored two in the sixth, three in the seventh, and four in the eight, to make it a 11-4 game and out of reach. They got all of those runs against Jason Frasor, Danny Duffy, Brandon Finnegan and Tim Collins.
Kevin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg Holland al still have not been scored on yet in this years playoffs.
Game #5 will be played Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. in San Francisco. The two aces face off in Game#5 James Shields (14-8 3.21 regular season/1-1 7.11 playoffs), who has struggled in the playoffs, will face Madison Bumgarner (18-10 2.98 regular season/3-1 1.40 playoffs) who has been dominant in the playoffs.