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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.


Hunter Pence's two-strike single to center scores Joe Panik from third to make it 4-3 K.C. Danny Duffy is on to pitch for Kansas City.

Jim Caple: Panda struggling

Pablo Sandoval is not having a big game. Panda struck out in the first inning and struck out wildly with two out in the third.

The Royals are the fifth team in World Series history to have their starting pitchers in each of the first 4 games of a World Series last fewer than 6 innings and the first since the 2002 Angels.