Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.
Madison Bumgarner starts the World Series opener on Tuesday as the visiting San Francisco Giants try to become the first National League team to win three World Series titles in a five-year span since the St. Louis Cardinals of 1942-46. James Shields goes in Game 1 for the Kansas City Royals.
In each game of the best-of-seven AL Championship Series against Baltimore, Kansas City’s three-headed monster of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and All-Star closer Greg Holland slammed the door on the Orioles. They helped the Royals sweep the ALCS and return the World Series after a 29-year abs
The Mariners sent out an update on pitching prospect Taijuan Walker, who had been pitching in the Arizona Fall League. Walker is done after two starts and is returning to his home in Southern California.