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. 

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