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Royals kick Giants 7-2 in Game 2 of World Series

Royals kick Giants 7-2 in Game 2 of World Series

  • Kansas City Royals' Omar Infante hits a two-run home run during a sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series opposite a San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Photo: David J. Phillip, AP / AP

Greg Holland strikes out 3 in a one-hit ninth to tighten out a Royals’ 7-2 feat that evens a bets-of-seven World Series 1-1.

See we Friday night in San Francisco for Game 3.


Holland is on for a ninth. He saved all 4 games in a ALCS. But he has a five-run pillow here.

Earlier in a day Commissioner elect Rob Manfred presented Holland with a new endowment named after Mariano Rivera for best reliever in a AL.

Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel was given a NL endowment named for Trevor Hoffman.


Uh, oh. Tim Lincecum appears to have harm himself on a representation in a eighth inning. He leaves a diversion and Santiago Casilla gets all a time he needs to comfortable up.

Why not? The diversion has already taken about 3 hours, 15 minutes.


Wade Davis entered in a eighth 2-0 with a 0.96 ERA this postseason (one run in 9 1-3 innings). Add a ideal inning to his 5 scoreless in a ALCS as he set down a Nos. 3-5 batters in a Giants’ order.

Will manager Ned Yost finish it off with Greg Holland even yet a Royals are heading by five? Would make clarity with Holland not carrying pitched given a ALCS clincher on Oct. 15. And Thursday is a transport day as a Series shifts to San Francisco.


A Freak sighting. With a Giants trailing 7-2 in a bottom of a seventh, two-time Cy Young Award leader Tim Lincecum creates his initial coming this postseason. He tosses a 1-2-3 inning.

And here comes Wade Davis, a second of a Royals’ three-headed bullpen monster, for a eighth.


Giants compare a World Series record by regulating 5 pitchers in an inning that started with Jake Peavy on a roll. The 32-minute bottom of a sixth finished with a Royals carrying scored 5 times to take a 7-2 lead.

The other teams that used 5 pitchers in one World Series inning: The St. Louis Cardinals in a Game 7 detriment to a Royals in 1985, and a Orioles in a Game 7 detriment to Pittsburgh in 1979, according to STATS.


The Royals are feasting on a Giants’ bullpen.

Billy Butler comes by again. He rips a representation from reliever Jean Machi into left field. Lorenzo Cain gets a good burst and Royals third bottom manager Mike Jirschele doesn’t demur to call a speedster home opposite Travis Ishikawa’s diseased arm. Cain scores station up, a white towels are twirling and KC is adult 3-2.

Salvador Perez drills a representation from rookie Hunter Strickland to core field, scoring two. Omar Infante connects for a fifth homer of a postseason off Strickland, a two-run shot. Strickland stomps behind a mound, yelling into his glove.

And things get testy.

It appears that Perez suspicion Strickland was yelling during him and a Royals catcher stood during home image doubt a Giants right-hander after rounding a bases on Infante’s homer. Some cheering between a dual players ensued while image referee Eric Cooper kept Perez during bay.

Players from both teams wandered out of their dugouts though all stayed calm.


Lorenzo Cain ends Jake Peavy’s run of 10 true outs with a singular to start a bottom of a sixth. Cain surprisingly stays put on initial as Eric Hosmer works a four-pitch walk.

And that’s all for Peavy. Giants manager Bruce Bochy brings in Jean Machi to face Billy Butler, who had an RBI singular in a first.

In his second career World Series start, Peavy is out after five-plus innings.


And so it begins. The Royals go to their lights-out bullpen in a sixth.

Kelvin Herrera is called on with dual on and one out. He immediately throws a 101 mph representation past Brandon Belt, who flies out on a fourth 100 mph fastball of a five-pitch at-bat. Herrera afterwards saws off Michael Morse’s bat with another representation clocked during 101 mph before removing him to belligerent to short.

Waiting during a tip step, pumping his fist is starter Yordano Ventura, who gave adult dual runs and 8 hits in 5 1-3 innings.

Game tied during 2.


Royals manager Ned Yost chooses to seaside adult his outfield invulnerability in a sixth inning. Speedy Jarrod Dyson enters and takes over in core field, pulling Lorenzo Cain to right and Nori Aoki to a bench.

Dyson is tested immediately. He tries to make a shifting squeeze of Buster Posey’s falling ship heading off a inning though it drops in front.


Jake Peavy has staid in nicely, wanting usually 26 pitches to retire all 9 batters from a third by a fifth. He’s thrown 57 pitches overall.


Pablo Sandoval chugs home from second on Brandon Belt’s one-out double in a fourth inning to tie it 2-all.

On a breezy night, Kung Fu Panda doubled off Lorenzo Cain’s glove as a routinely well-spoken Royals core fielder went behind to a wall.

Belt afterwards gets held too distant off second on Michael Morse’s flyout when right fielder Nori Aoki’s send gets divided from shortstop Alcides Escobar. Kansas City pitcher Yordano Ventura backs adult good and throws to second for another out.


Royals peep a invulnerability that gathering a Angels and Orioles batty during a AL playoffs. Alcides Escobar finished a third with a neat play during shortstop. First baseman Eric Hosmer stopped a scorcher from Brandon Crawford for a initial out of a inning.


Escobar gives a Royals their initial lead of a Series, rupturing a first-pitch fastball into a right-field dilemma for a double to expostulate in Omar Infante in a second. Another two-out RBI for a Royals.

Jake Peavy still cheering during himself as he stomps off a pile with a Giants trailing 2-1.


Peavy yelling during himself after bouncing a representation to Infante with one out in a second. Infante drives a subsequent representation — minute high — to a left-field wall for a double.


Billy Butler gets a Royals even in a initial inning with a two-out RBI singular off Peavy, finale a team’s 0-for-17 movement with runners in scoring position.

Numbers don’t lie: Butler came in 14 for 33 with 3 homers opposite a Giants’ righty.


Royals are off and using in a bottom of a first.

Alcides Escobar led off with a pointy singular to shortstop. With one out and ALCS MVP Lorenzo Cain batting, Escobar took off. But catcher Buster Posey creates a clever chuck and rookie second baseman Joe Panik handles a one-hopper orderly and relates a tag.

KC manager Ned Yost gave a “hang-on-a-second” pointer to Cain as he waited for word from his replay room. No go. Second bottom referee Ted Barrett got it right. Still no reviews in a Fall Classic.

Cain afterwards doubled to get a Royal-blue throng revved up.


Boom. The Giants strike initial again. Leadoff beat Gregor Blanco takes Yordano Ventura’s eighth representation (98 mph) over a right-field wall for a discerning lead. It was a 19th leadoff homer in World Series history.

The Giants, by a way, are 5-0 when scoring initial this postseason.

Ventura settles down to retire a subsequent 3 batters, reaching 100 mph on his initial representation to Buster Posey.


Two flattering renouned Royals mix on a rite initial pitch: Hall of Famer George Brett tosses to John Wathan, who had one at-bat in a 1985 World Series win.


Another good tumble night in Kansas City for Game 2. There’s some breeze tonight — these fans dressed head-to-toe in blue are anticipating this World Series doesn’t turn a blowout.

No lineup changes from a opener. The Royals are looking to change their fitness opposite Jake Peavy. He’s hittable, distinct a pitcher who has emerged as a best Oct ace in baseball, Game 1 leader Madison Bumgarner.

The Royals give a round to flame-throwing 23-year-old Yordano Ventura. Amped up? Let’s see if a rookie hits 100 mph on a radar in a initial inning.

It’s about 10 mins before a initial pitch, a few Giants are already unresolved over a cave rail, holding in a scene. Seems like those guys in orange and black are here flattering often, doesn’t it?


AP Baseball Writer Ben Walker contributed to this report.

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