Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants - 10/28/14 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction World Series Game Six
San Francisco Giants (88-74) at Kansas City Royals (89-73)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:07 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Jake Peavy (R) (8-14) (3.727) vs. Yordano Ventura (R) (13-10) (3.251)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -135 / San Francisco Giants +125 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants look to wrap up the World Series title over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium Tuesday.
The San Francisco Giants are in a familiar spot with a win in game six giving the Giants their third World Series crown in five years. SF won back to back games with both their pitching and hitting on the same page in a 5-0 decision in game number five for a 3-2 series lead. Left hander Madison Bumgarner continued to be a force on the mound in the 2014 postseason with a four hit complete game while recording eight strikeouts. The offense made sure Bumgarner's performance didn't go for naught with a 12 hit, two walk attack getting him plenty of support. Brandon Crawford led the way with three RBI's with pinch hitter Juan Perez smacking a two run double. Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence both had two hits and scored twice. San Francisco turns to veteran Jake Peavy on the hill who faces the Kansas City Royals for the second time in the World Series. Peavy struggled in his lone appearance with four runs plated on six hits and a pair of walks in five frames of a 7-2 loss.
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The Kansas City Royals could be the team one win away from the World Series title but their offense never got going and the work on the mound couldn't compensate in game five. 'Big Game' Shields certainly gave his team an opportunity and at this point that is about all you can ask for. Shields was charged with the loss with two runs scored on eight hits in six innings with Kelvin Herrera allowing two more which was just too much with the Royals having issues trying to solve Bumgarner. That obviously didn't happen with the KC offense managing just four hits and striking out eight times and not threatening. Rookie Yordano Ventura looks for his second victory in the World Series when he toes the rubber against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. Ventura won this match up 7-2 with both runs plated on eight hits and two BB over 5.1 innings.
San Francisco is 7-1 in their last 8 Tuesday games and are 9-2 in their last 11 World Series games while going 8-2 in their last 10 playoff road games. For Kansas City the Royals are 10-3 in their last 13 playoff games and are 16-5 in their last 21 overall while going 16-5 in their last 21 games on grass. Head to head San Francisco is 3-7 in the last 10 meetings. The trends are a broken record at this point as the season comes down to Tuesday for Kansas City as they win and prepare for game seven or lose and watch the Giants celebrate on their field in front of their fans. I'm not a big Jake Peavy backer and I hate going with a rookie hurler but we'll see...