This evening is for all the marbles as it’s game 7 of the 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants.
San Francisco Giants @ Kansas City Royals – Game 7 – Series tied 3-3
Game 6 summary: The Kansas City Royals staved off elimination and forced a deciding game 7 with their 10-0 game 6 win last night. Starter Yordano Ventura notched the win as he pitched 7 innings while not allowing an earned run on 3 hits. He struck out 4 and walked 5 batters. Reliever Jason Frasor pitched 1 innings and didn’t allow an earned run on 2 hits. Reliever Tim Collins pitched 1 inning and didn’t allow an earned run on 1 hit. Frasor and Collins combined to strike out 3 batters. 3rd baseman Mike Moustakas was 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 runs batted in. He also scored twice. Outfielder Lorenzo Cain was 2 for 3 with 3 runs batted in and 1 run scored. He also walked two times. 1st baseman Eric Hosmer was 2 for 5 with 2 runs batted in and 1 run scored. Shortstop Alcides Escobar, right-fielder Norichika Aoki, and designated hitter Billy Butler each had one run batted in. The team hit 6 doubles in the game. The beginning inning for the Royals was the bottom of the 2nd as they scored 7 runs. They totaled 15 hits in the game. The San Francisco Giants only tallied 6 hits in the game. Starter Jake Peavy was saddled with the loss (his 2nd of this series) as he only pitched 1.1 innings while allowing 5 earned runs on 6 hits. He struck out 2 and walked 1 batter. Yusmeiro Petit replaced Peavy but only pitched 0.2 of an inning as he allowed 2 earned runs on 3 hits. Reliever Jean Machi pitched 3 innings while allowing 2 earned runs on 5 hits. He struck out 2 and walked 1 batter. Reliever Hunter Strickland pitched 2 innings and allowed 1 earned run on 1 hit. He also walked a batter. Ryan Vogelsong pitched 1 innings and didn’t allow an earned run nor a hit. He struck out 1 and walked 1 batter. 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval was 1 for 3 with 1 walk. 2nd baseman Joe Panik was also 1 for 3 with a walk. Right-fielder Hunter Pence and 1st baseman Brandon Belt were each 1 for 4. Shortstop Brandon Crawford was 1 for 2. Center-fielder Gregor Blanco, catcher Buster Posey, designated hitter Michael Morse were a combined 0 for 11 in the game.
Today’s starting pitchers: Right-handed Tim Hudson for the Giants and right-handed Jeremy Guthrie for the Royals. Hudson has an 0-1 record in 3 starts this postseason. He’s posted a 3.72 era in 19.1 innings pitched. He suffered a loss in game 3 versus Kansas City as he pitched 5.2 innings while allowing 3 earned runs on 4 hits. Guthrie has a 1-0 record in 2 starts this postseason. He’s posted a 2.70 era in 10 innings pitched. He got the win in game 3 at San Francisco as he pitched 5 innings while allowing 2 earned runs on 4 hits.
Series stat: Even though the individual game scores have been somewhat lopsided (with 5 of the 6 game being decided by 5 runs or more) the total runs scored by each team is very close with the Giants owning a 27-25 edge through 6 games of this series.
Prediction: In 2 of the last 4 World Series the Giants have found a way to get it done when needed but this postseason run by the Royals has been pretty amazing and I think KC will find one last magic moment to become World Champions.
Take the Royals 1.70 (Bet365)
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