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Another save for Holland

Including the postseason, Greg Holland has converted 27 straight saves dating back to July 26. Of the Royals 10 postseason wins, Holland has saved seven.

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ROYALS 3, GIANTS 2

The Royals take Game 3 thanks to four shutout innings by their bullpen. Kansas City has a 2-1 edge in the World Series.

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Royals closer Greg Holland is in for the first Kansas City World Series save opportunity since Dan Quisenberry blew Game 5 of the 1980 World Series.

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Closing Time?

Royals closer Greg Holland is coming on to face Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence in the bottom of the ninth, with K.C. up 3-2.

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Davis strong this postseason

Wade Davis retires the Giants in order and strikes out a pair in a 12-pitch eighth inning for the Royals. Davis entered tonight's game with 14 K's in 11.1 IP.

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Dive or run through first?

Gregor Blanco attempted a dive into first base after a bunt attempt, but Salvador Perez still threw him out. Should Blanco have just run through the bag? Sport Science says yes.

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Romo ends layoff

Now pitching for the Giants, former closer Sergio Romo, who hasn't pitched since Oct. 15 in Game 4 of the NLCS. He has a 1.80 ERA this postseason.

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GUTHRIE GONE IN SIXTH

Jeremy Guthrie's final line: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 77 pitches (50 strikes).

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San Francisco's first four hitters -- Gregor Blanco, Joe Panik, Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval -- are a combined 0-for-8 with a walk (Blanco, in the sixth).

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Pinch hitter Michael Morse's RBI double puts the Giants on the board in the seventh and cuts the Royals' lead to 3-1. Morse had been 2-for-8 in the first two games of the series.

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Simmering Sixths For KC

The Royals have scored 7 of their 11 World Series runs this year in the sixth inning.

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Eric Hosmer's first hit of the World Series, a single smacked straight to center, scores Alex Gordon and gives KC a 3-0 lead.

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