Games in AL Stadiums

Games in NL Stadiums


Butler ties the game at 1

Billy Butler's single drives in Lorenzo Cain from second and knots the game at one. Entering tonight's game, Butler was 14-for-33 (.424) against Peavy, that's his second-best average against any pitcher against whom he has 20 or more ABs.


Alcides Escobar's caught stealing was only the fourth time in 17 attempts that a Royals player has been thrown out while trying to swipe a base this postseason.


Not Peavy's Favorite Place

Giants starter Jake Peavy is just 1-5 with a 6.42 ERA at Kauffman Stadium in his career.


The Giants have yet to lost a postseason game this year when they score first (5-0).


Former Royal Burns K.C.

Gregor Blanco, who opened Game 2 with a solo homer for the Giants, played 49 games with Kansas City in 2010, belting just one home run in 125 at-bats at Kauffman Stadium.


Gregor Blanco's homer was first lead-off homer for a team in the World Series 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.


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.


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."