Starting tonight for the Royals is James Shields (R, 14 – 8, ERA 3.21). Post Season he is 1 – 0, ERA 5.63 based on 16 Innings Pitched with 21 Hits, 3 Home Runs, 10 Runs Scored. As a team the Royals are 8 – 0 entering the Series/

He will be matched for the Giants by Madison Bumgarner (L, 18 – 10, ERA 2.98). Post Season he is 2 – 1, ERA 1.42 based on 31.2 Innings Pitched with 19 hits, 2 Home Runs, 6 Runs Scored. As a team the Giants are 8 – 2 entering the Series.

So on paper at least the Giant’s should crush the Royals like bugs. Going for them are home field advantage and the fact they haven’t lost in the post season… yet. Also the Fox crew are * all* picking them to win the series, but I must say I think that’s merely rank sentimentality based on the fact that the Royals haven’t appeared in the Series since 1985 and they all proclaim their profound admiration for the Royals draft picks.

I’ll tell you this, if they * do* win management will deal them all before next year because that’s the way the Royals management works.

The Giants on the other hand seem intent on building a nice little dynasty with 3 appearences in the last 4 years.

They’re also from the Senior League where they play Baseball instead of this Junior League Rounders game.

8 pm Fox.

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Giants are swinging.

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feels like commercial break lasted longer than the top of the first.

Giants first. G.Blanco singled to center.

Panik flied out to center fielder L.Cain, G.Blanco to second.

Posey singled to left, G.Blanco to third.

Sandoval doubled to right, G.Blanco scored, Posey to third.

Posey was out advancing, right fielder Aoki to second baseman Infante to catcher S.Perez, Posey out.

Pence homered to center on a full count, Sandoval scored.

Runs: 3, Hits: 4

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Moustakas to second baseman Infante, Belt to third, Morse to second.

Morse to third, B.Crawford to second.

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