Thursday, October 30, 2014

Madison Bumgarner leads the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years



The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and the final score was 3-2.  Tim Hudson started for the Giants but the story was Madison Bumgarner who pitched five innings in relief on two days rest.  Jeremy Guthrie started for the Royals and pitched pretty well, their big guys in the bullpen also came in to the game early.  Pablo Sandoval led the Giants offense once again. 

Hudson pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs.  He walked one and struck out one.  Jeremy Affeldt pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up a hit and Bumgarner pitched five innings giving up two hits and no runs with four strikeouts.  He earned his third win of the World Series and is 5-0 career in the World Series. 

Guthrie lost the game pitching 3 1/3 innings and giving up four hits and three runs.  He walked none and struck out three.  Kelvin Herrera pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up three hits and he struck out four, Wade Davis pitched two innings giving up a hit and struck out three and Greg Holland pitched an inning and he struck out two. 

Sandoval had three hits, Hunter Pence had two hits and Brandon Belt had two hits.  Michael Morse had  ahit and two RBI, Brandon Crawford had an RBI and Sandoval hit a double.  The Giants were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Blanco committed an error. 

Alcides Escobar had a hit, Nori Aoki drew a walk and Lorenzo Cain had a hit.  Billy Butler had a hit, Alex Gordon had two hits and an RBI and Omar Infante had a hit and an RBI.  Gordon hit a double and the Royals were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the second Morse hit a sacrifice fly to give the Giants a 1-0 lead and then Crawford hit a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.  In the bottom of the second Gordon hit an RBI double to make it a 2-1 game.  Infante hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game at two.  Morse hit an RBI single in the fourth to make it 3-2 Giants and that would be the final score.  The San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in five years and the MVP was Bumgarner. 

The Kansas City Royals win game six to force a game seven



The Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and the final score was 10-0.  The series is even at three games each with game seven to be played on Wednesday night.  Jake Peavy started for the Giants and he wasn't good at all, Yordano Ventura started for the Royals and was very good.  Every player in the Royals starting lineup had a hit and six of them had two hits. 

Peavy pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up six hits and five runs with a walk and two strikeouts.  He lost his second game of the series.  Yusmeiro Petit pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs, Jean Machi pitched three innings giving up five hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts and Hunter Strickland pitched two innings giving up one hit and one run with a walk.  Ryan Vogelsong pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout. 

Ventura picked up the win and pitched seven innings giving up three hits and no runs.  He walked five and struck out four.  Jason Frasor pitched an inning giving up two hits and no runs with a strikeout and Tim Collins pitched an inning giving up a hit and struck out two. 

Gregor Blanco drew a walk, Joe Panik had a hit and drew a walk and Pablo Sandoval had a hit and drew a walk.  Hunter Pence had a hit, Brandon Belt had a hit and Travis Ishikawa drew a walk.  Juan Perez had a hit, Brandon Crawford had a hit and drew a walk and Pence hit a double.  The Giants were 0-6 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base. 

Alcides Escobar had two hits and an RBI, Nori Aoki had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Lorenzo Cain had two hits, three RBI and drew two walks.  Eric Hosmer had two hits and two RBI, Billy Butler had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Alex Gordon had a hit.  Salvador Perez had two hits, Mike Moustakas had two hits and two RBI and Omar Infante had two hits.  Moustakas, Hosmer, Butler, Infante, Cain and Escobar each hit a double.  Moustakas hit a homerun and the Royals were 7-16 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

The Royals scored seven runs in the second inning.  Moustakas hit an RBI double, Aoki hit an RBI single, Cain hit a two run single and Hosmer hit a two run double.  The inning was capped off with a Butler RBI double.  In the third Cain hit an RBI double to make it 8-0 Royals.  Escobar hit an RBI double in the fifth to make it 9-0 and they capped off the scoring with a run in the seventh.  Moustakas hit a solo homerun.  The series is tied 3-3 and the Royals have the game at home in game seven on Wednesday night. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The San Francisco Giants even the World Series with a 11-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals



The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-4 on Saturday night.  The game took place at AT+T Park in San Francisco, California.  Ryan Vogelson started for the Giants and wasn't very good and Jason Vargas was ok but not great either for the Royals.  Hunter Pence, Pablo Sandoval and Joe Panik led the Giants offensive attack.  Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez led the Royals with three hits each. 

Vogelson pitched 2 2/3 innings for the Giants giving up seven hits and four runs with a walk and two strikeouts.  Jean Machi pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a walk and a strikeout, Yusmeiro Petit pitched three innings giving up two hits and struck out two and earned the win.  Jeremy Affeldt pitched an inning giving up a hit, Sergio Romo pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Hunter Strickland pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one. 

Vargas pitched four innings giving up six hits and three runs.  He walked two and struck out three.  Jason Frasor pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run, Danny Duffy pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout and Brandon Finnegan took the loss pitching an inning and giving up five hits and five runs.  He walked two batters and Tim Collins pitched two innings giving up three hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts. 

Gregor Blanco had two hits and drew a walk, Panik had two hits and two RBI and Buster Posey had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks.  Pence had three hits and three RBI, Sandoval had two hits and two RBI and Brandon Belt had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks.  Juan Perez had a hit and an RBI, Brandon Crawford had a hit and Duffy had a hit.  Petit had a hit, Arias had a hit and Michael Morse drew a walk.  Panik hit two doubles and Pence hit a double.  The Giants were 7-19 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.  Blanco had a stolen base. 

Alcides Escobar had a hit, Alex Gordon had a hit and Lorenzo Cain had two hits.  Hosmer had three hits and an RBI, Mike Moustakas drew a walk and Omar Infante had a hit and two RBI.  Perez had three hits and an RBI, Jarrod Dyson had a hit and drew a walk and Hosmer and Gordon each hit a double.  The Royals were 4-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Gordon had a stolen base and Collins committed an error. 
In the first Pence grounded into a forceout scoring a run and giving the Giants a 1-0 lead.  In the third Hosmer hit an RBI single, Infante hit a two run single and Perez hit an RBI single.  The Royals took a 4-1 lead.  Posey hit an RBI single in the third to cut the lead to 4-2.  In the fifth Pence hit an RBI single and Perez hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game at four.  In the sixth Sandoval hit a two run single and Belt hit an RBI single giving the Giants a 7-4 lead.  In the seventh Blanco hit an RBI bunt single, Panik hit a two run double and Pence hit an RBI double.  The Giants had a 11-4 lead and that was the final score.  The World Series is tied at two games each with game five on Sunday night in San Francisco.  Game six will be Tuesday in Kansas City and if they need a game seven it will be on Wednesday night in Kansas City

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Kansas City Royals even the World Series with a 7-2 win



The Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and the final score was 7-2.  Jake Peavy started for the Giants and was ok and Yordano Ventura started for the Royals and was also ok, he was better than Peavy though.  The Royals offense had one big inning which carried them.  The Giants offense had nine hits but no player had more than one hit. 

Peavy pitched five innings giving up six hits and four runs.  He walked two and struck out one.  Jean Machi pitched and didn't record an out.  He gave up a hit and a run, Javier Lopez pitched to one batter and retired him, Hunter Strickland didn't record an out and gave up two hits and two runs.  Jeremy Affeldt pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit, Tim Lincecum pitched 1 2/3 innings and struck out two and Santiago Casilla pitched to one batter and struck him out. 

Ventura pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and two runs with two strikeouts.  Kelvin Herrera pitched 1 2/3 innings and picked up the win.  He walked two and struck out one, Wade Davis pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Greg Holland pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out the sides. 

Gregor Blanco had a hit and an RBI and drew a walk, Joe Panik had a hit and Buster Posey had a hit.  Pablo Sandoval had a hit, Hunter Pence had a hit and Brandon Belt had a hit and an RBI.  Michael Morse had a hit, Travis Ishikawa had a hit, Brandon Crawford had a hit and drew a walk and Sandoval and Belt each hit a double.  Blanco hit a homerun and the Giants were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. 

Alcides Escobar had two hits and an RBI, Lorenzo Cain had two hits and Eric Hosmer drew two walks.  Billy Butler had two hits and two RBI, Salvador Perez had a hit and two RBI and Omar Infante had two hits and two RBI.  Mike Moustakas had a hit, Cain, Infante, Escobar and Perez each hit a double and Infante hit a homerun.  The Royals were 5-9 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Escobar was caught stealing. 

In the first Blanco led off the game with a solo homerun to give the Giants a 1-0 lead.  The Royals tied the game in the bottom of the first.  Butler hit an RBI single and Escobar hit an RBI double in the second to give the Royals a 2-1 lead.  Belt hit an RBI double in the fourth to tie the game at two.  In the sixth the Royals opened up the game with five runs to take a 7-2 lead and that would be the final score.  Butler hit an RBI single, Perez hit a two run double and Infante hit a two run homerun.  The series is now even at one game each as the series shifts to San Francisco for the next three games.   

World Series Game One goes to the San Francisco Giants



The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in game one of the World Series on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and the final score was 7-1.  Madison Bumgarner started for the Giants and was great as usual and James Shields was not very good for the Royals.  Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence led the Giants offense. 

Bumgarner pitched seven innings giving up three hits and one run.  He walked one and struck out five.  Javier Lopez pitched an inning giving up a hit and Strickland pitched an inning with two strikeouts. 

James Shields pitched three innings giving up seven hits and five runs.  He walked one and struck out one.  Danny Duffy pitched three innings giving up a hit and two runs with three walks and three strikeouts, Tim Collins pitched two innings giving up two hits and a walk and he struck out two and Jason Frasor pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout. 

Gregor Blanco had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks, Joe Panik had a hit and an RBI and Buster Posey had a hit.  Sandoval had two hits and two RBI, Pence had two hits, two RBI and drew two walks and Brandon Belt had a hit and drew a walk.  Michael Morse had a hit and an RBI and Brandon Crawford had a hit and drew a walk.  Sandoval and Pence each hit a double, Panik hit a triple and Pence hit a homerun.  The Giants were 5-12 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Crawford committed an error. 

Alcides Escobar had a hit, Lorenzo Cain drew a walk and Billy Butler had a hit.  Salvador Perez had a hit and an RBI, Mike Moustakas had a hit which was a double and Perez hit a homerun.  The Royals were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Moustakas committed an error and Aoki had an outfield assist. 

In the first Sandoval hit an RBI double and Pence hit a two run homerun to give the Giants a 3-0 lead.  In the fourth they increased the lead to 5-0.  Morse hit an RBI single, Blanco had an RBI walk.  In the seventh the Giants scored two more runs to make it 7-0.  Panik hit an RBI triple, Sandoval hit an RBI single.  In the seventh the Royals scored their only run on a Perez solo homerun.  The final score was 7-1 and game two of the series will be on Wednesday night. 
 

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