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Gregor Blanco's homer was the first to lead off a World Series game since Dustin Pedroia did it in Game 1 of the 2007 Series. Blanco's lead-off homer was also the first for the Giants in team history.

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Blanco Gets It Started

Another first inning, another home run for the Giants. Gregor Blanco's home run has quieted the home crowd one batter into Game 2.

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Royals' Holland Honored

The Royals' Greg Holland was honored with the Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year Award before tonight's game. Will K.C. have a chance to turn to him in Game 2?

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Big Papi on Yordano Ventura

"He has the plus-fastball. But the one thing he needs to do is show that he can throw his other pitches for a strike. Otherwise, he's in trouble."

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Jake Peavy vs. Yordano Ventura. Game 2 of the World Series is set to start soon and Dan Shulman and Aaron Boone are back in the radio booth. Listen LIVE

K.C. Server receives best tip ever

Royals' pitcher Wade Davis' wife left possibly the best tip to a local Kansas City waiter and Royals fan prior to Game 1 of the World Series: a ticket. Ryan O'Connor got the night of a lifetime, sitting in the players' section. "A pretty cool family"

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Game 2 is big for the Royals

Teams down 2-0 in the World Series have lost the championship 79.2% of the time. The Yankees in 1996 were the last team to overcome an 2-0 deficit (against the Braves).

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Tonight Jake Peavy will become just the third pitcher to start a World Series game in each league in consecutive seasons.

Giants tough when up 2-0

If the Giants take a 2-0 lead over the Royals tonight, this World Series could be over in a hurry. As a franchise, the Giants have been up 2-0 in the Fall Classic five times, walking away with five titles -- three via sweeps and two 4-1 wins.

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Giants jump all over the heat

Yordano Ventura's 96.8 MPH average fastball this season could be bad news for the Royals, as the Giants have a .284 BA vs. pitchers throwing gas 95 or higher, the best in the MLB -- and that rose to .377 in the playoffs.

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Ventura Brings The Heat

No MLB starter had a higher average fastball velocity than Game 2 starter Yordano Ventura this season.

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