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San Francisco's Winning Ways

The Giants have now won 17 of their past 21 postseason games and eight of their past 10 World Series games.

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Jim Caple: Strickland Time

How secure is the Giants lead? Bruce Bochy is going to Hunter Strickland to close out the game in the ninth inning. Is a seven-run lead a save opportunity if the pitcher only allows one home run and mouth off to one player?

Remember when the Royals had the lead and everything was going right for K.C.? Jarrod Dyson's spectacular, shoe-string catch saved a run. Now he's at the plate with the Giants up 11-4.

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Jim Caple: More BBQ, please

After roughing up Royals middle relievers, Giants now lead 11-4 in the seventh, so it's looking like this series is heading back to Kansas City. Which is a good thing. Baseball needs more six- and seven-game World Series. And I could use some more barbecue.

Jim Caple: OK, let's hear it

Ned Yost intentionally walks Buster Posey to load the bases for Pence. Pence grounds into fielders choice, 6-2, but Panda and Brandon Belt follow with singles to score three runs and make it 7-4 Giants. Twitter Trolls, start your criticisms.

Jim Caple: Game on!

The first replay challenge in World Series history is for nothing. The calls stands and the game, which is already nearing three hours here in the sixth inning, is simply delayed a little longer.

We have our first replay review of the World Series (10th of the postseason) to determine that the call stands and Joaquin Arias was safe at second.

Jim Caple: Battle of the bullpens

We're enjoying a pretty exciting game here. Giants led 1-0 in the first, the Royals came back to take 4-1 and now the Giants have slowly tied it up 4-4 after five. Great diving catch by Jarrod Dyson saves K.C. from falling behind. The bullpens will get a workout.

And we're tied at 4

With the bases loaded, Juan Perez hits a sinking liner to center field that Jarrod Dyson somehow catches. Hunter Pence comes home from third to tie things up at 4.