Giants claim third title in five years.
The Major League Baseball world series went down to the wire this year with the San Francisco Giants defeating the Kansas City Royals in a tense game seven.
Giants ace Madison Bumgarner came in on two days’ rest to pitch five scoreless innings in relief, earning the save – the longest in postseason history.
The momentum seemed to be with the Royals as they crushed the Giants 10-0 in game six, sending the series to 3-3 and setting up KC to claim their first title in 29 years.
Those hopes were apparent in the streets of Kansas City in the build-up to the game as fans lined the streets around Kauffman Stadium. The Giants, on the other hand, were going for their third World Series title in five years after victories in 2010 and 2012.
Jeremy Guthrie got the Giants off to a good start, but it didn’t last long as Billy Butler and Alex Gordon leveled things in the bottom of the second.
Michael Morse settled the tie, though, as his drive brought Sandoval home to claim a narrow 3-2 victory.
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