World Series Game 6: Over After Two Innings


The Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants in game six of the World Series and held a 7-0 lead after just two innings.

The Royals threatened to open the scoring in the first inning of Giants starter Jake Peavy. With two outs Lorenzo Cain drew a walk and moved to third on an Eric Hosmer single, but Peavy got out of the inning.

He wasn’t so lucky in the second inning. Alex Gordon singled to lead off the inning, and Salvador Perez followed with one of his own. Mike Moustakas doubled down the line in right to drive in Gordon.

Peavy managed to strike out Omar Infante for his only out of the inning. For whatever reason Bruce Bochy left him on the mound as the lineup turned over. Alcides Escobar reached on an infield single on some botched defense at first base to load the bases.

Nori Aoki followed with yet another single to bring in Perez and leave the bases loaded. That was it for Peavy as the Giants long man, Yusmeiro Petit came on.

Cain singled on a little fly ball to center to bring in Moustakas and Escobar and make it 4-0. Hosmer doubled on a chopper up the middle that took a ridiculously high bounce over second to bring in Aoki and Cain and make it 6-0.

Billy Butler followed with a double on a deep fly to center to bring in Hosmer and make it 7-0. Petit managed to get out of the inning at that point.

Jean Machi took over in the third inning and allowed another run after giving up ground-rule doubles to both Omar Infante and Lorenzo Cain. They added another off Machi in the fifth after a single by Infante and double by Escobar.

Meanwhile, young Yordano Ventura went seven innings and allowed just three hits while striking out four hitters. He did walk five batters so his pitch count started to climb and he was done after seven.

Hunter Strickland gave up his sixth post season homerun in the bottom of the seventh; this one was to Moustakas to make it 10-0. In the strike-shortened 1994 season, Greg Maddux made 25 starts and gave up four home runs. Make of that what you will.

It was an ugly game. The Giants brought nothing and the Royals brought everything. Now it is all evened up for game seven tomorrow night.