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With just seven pitches -- four fastballs, two curves and a changeup -- Jake Peavy sets the Royals down in order in the fourth inning.

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Sandoval's streak hits 25

With Pablo Sandoval's double in the fourth, he reaches base in his 25th straight postseason game, third-most all-time and the best current active streak.

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Pablo Sandoval's World Series numbers since start of 2012 Fall Classic: Hitting a cool .478 (11-for-23) with 3 HR, 5 R and 6 RBI.

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Giants tie it up at 2

Norichika Aoki misplays the ball in right, but it doesn't matter as Pablo Sandoval still easily scores on Brandon Belt's double down the right-field line.

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Peavy Settles In

After allowing a run in each of the first two innings, Jake Peavy retired the Royals in order in the third. He's at 42 pitches so far in Game 2.

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The Royals are hitting just .209 so far this World Series, but lead 2-1 tonight through three innings. Listen LIVE

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Hosmer dives for second out

Eric Hosmer with a dive to the right, scrambles back to his feet, and dives to tap first base with his glove a step ahead of the sprinting Gregor Blanco. Two outs in the third.

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The last time K.C. had a World Series lead before tonight? October 27, 1985 -- more than a month before Alcides Escobar, who drove in Game 2's go-ahead run, was born.

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The Giants' only offense so far, Gregor Blanco is due up second in the top-of-the-third. So far this series he is: 2-of-4, with HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 3 R, and a .667 OBP.

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With Alcides Escobar's RBI double, the Royals take their first lead of the World Series. Royals up 2-1 after two innings.

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Jake Peavy's last start in K.C. was in Aug, 2013 when he allowed five runs on 10 hits in 5 IP. Eric Hosmer, Billy Butler, Alex Gordon and Alcides Escobar all had multiple hits in the game.

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Billy Butler's 1st-inning RBI single was the Royals' first hit with a runner in scoring position since Game 2 of the ALCS, a span of 17 at-bats. That was the longest such streak in a single postseason since the Phillies went 0-for-18 in 2010.

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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.

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