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2014 WORLD SERIES
October 29, 2014  | By David Bianculli

Fox, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

Last night, the Kansas City Royals exploded with a second-inning outburst of run-scoring small ball that led to an ultimate 10-0 thrashing of the San Francisco Giants. And that, in turn, evened the series at 3-3, which leads to tonight’s winner-take-all Game 7, one of the most exciting contests in all of sports. The Giants have recent history on their side, in the form of several recent World Series crowns – but the Royals have home-field advantage, and momentum, and a fairy tale story that won’t quit. But the Giants have a fairy tale story, too – both of these teams made it into the postseason by winning thrilling wild card games. And the Giants also have the postseason’s most dominant pitcher, Madison Bumgarner, ready to step in if needed. In fact, both of tonight’s starting pitchers – Tim Hudson for the Giants and Jeremy Guthrie for the Royals – will have to dominate early or expect to be replaced early, with their respective managers prepared to go to the bullpen, or to not-quite-rested starting pitchers from previous games, to win this deciding Game 7. Don’t miss it. Sports doesn’t get much better than this.

 
 
 
 
 
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