World Series: Game One Recap: Royals vs. Giants

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Well game one of the World Series did not go as anticipated. In the first of the best of 7 series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants, two teams that got here with pitching and defense, offense won the day, at least for the Giants. Truth be told, the game wasn’t close beyond the first inning. Giants’ outfielder Hunter Pence hit a 2 run home run in the first inning to give the Giants a 3-0 lead and they never looked back, scoring 4 more runs while giving up only 1, ending up with a 7-1 victory.

Giants’ pitcher Madison Bumgardner was sensational, giving up only one run on 3 hits in 7 innings and while he saw his playoff scoreless inning streak end at 21, he was just as dominant as ever.

While it’s only been one game, history is not exactly on the side of the Royals here. In the past 30 years, only one team (the 1996 Braves) has won game one of a World Series by 6 or more runs has gone on to lose the series. And there’s also this, only 4 of the last 26 teams to win game one of the World Series have gone on to lose the series. But if it were decided by numbers and trends, they wouldn’t play the games.

Kansas City will have a chance to get back on track tonight at home in game 2 before the series shifts over to San Francisco for the next 3. The Royals will send Yordano Ventura to the mound to oppose Jake Peavey for the Giants.

[Via ESPN]

Tommy Messina | News Cult

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