San Francisco Giants (88-74) at Kansas City Royals (89-73)
|Date & Time||Wednesday October 29, 2014, 8:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Kansas City Royals -120 / San Francisco Giants +110 --- Over/Under: 7
The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals battle for the World Series title in game seven at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday.
The San Francisco Giants had an opportunity to capture the World Series in game six Tuesday at Kauffman but instead found themselves on the wrong end of a 10-0 rout to send the series to a game seven. The Giants were never in this with the Royals taking command with a seven run second inning. Veteran Jake Peavy was hit hard in a short period with five runs plated on six hits and a walk in only 1.1 frames with Yusmeiro Petit and Jean Machi following with two runs allowed each as the game got quickly out of hand for even the dangerous offense of the Giants. That was especially true when the bats mustered just six hits with zero bases on balls. San Francisco totaled five singles and a double off the bat of Hunter Pence in an obvious quiet night at the plate. Veteran hurler Tim Hudson gets the ball in game seven of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday. Hudson looks to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to the Royals where he gave up all three runs on four hits and a BB over 5.2 frames.
Like I always say, momentum is a difficult thing to achieve in baseball because it doesn't help a batter hit the ball better and it doesn't make a pitcher throw the ball harder. Having said that if there is such a thing as momentum Kansas City has it after their offense and pitching was dominant in game six to go to game seven in front of their fans on Wednesday. Rookie Yordano Ventura threw the ball like a grizzled veteran with a three hit shutout through seven innings of work. This performance was overkill with the Royals pounding out 15 hits and walking four times. Mike Moustakas homered and drove in two and scored twice while Lorenzo Cain knocked in three and Eric Hosmer drove in two more with Omar Infante scoring two. Jeremy Guthrie draws the start in game seven of the World Series versus the San Francisco Giants in a rematch of game three. Guthrie picked up the victory with both runs plated on four hits in five innings in a 3-2 victory.
San Francisco are 9-3 in their last 12 World Series games and are 8-3 in their last 11 playoff road games while the over is 8-2 in SF last 10 on grass. For Kansas City the Royals are 20-6 in their last 26 Wed. games and are 11-3 in their last 14 playoff games while going 17-5 in their last 22 overall. Head to head San Francisco is 4-7 in the last 11 meetings. Not much to say except it's fitting that the two best teams in the game go to the deciding game in the World Series. Both teams have shown the ability to hit and pitch in the clutch and need to do it one more time. I'm thinking the Royals are the team to get it done Wednesday...