Kansas City Royals Force Game 7 in the World Series with 10-0 Victory
The Kansas City Royals had a fantastic night on Tuesday as they defeated the San Francisco Giants 10-0, forcing a decisive Game 7 in the World Series. The Royals had a huge second inning with a seven-run rally, led by Lorenzo Cain’s two-run single and Eric Hosmer’s two-run double. The team’s clutch hits in the second inning truly turned the game around and set the tone for the rest of the night.
Mike Moustakas Breaks Royals Postseason Home Run Record
In the seventh inning, Mike Moustakas hit the first home run of the series since Game 2, which was also his franchise-record fifth homer of the postseason. Willie Mays Aikens, the former Royal, tweeted a congratulations to Moustakas for breaking his postseason home run record. Moustakas acknowledged the achievement, but stated that he would rather trade it for a World Series ring.
Yordano Ventura Pitches Strong Game in Honor of Late Friend
Rookie Yordano Ventura, who was pitching with the initials of late St. Louis outfielder Oscar Taveras on his cap, had a fantastic outing. Ventura allowed only three hits over seven innings and earned his first World Series win. Ventura shared that he was grieving the loss of his friend but knew that Taveras would be proud of his performance.
Billy Butler Describes the Team as “25 Guys as One”
Billy Butler, who sat on the bench in San Francisco, had a big double in the second inning to make it 7-0. He described the team as “25 guys as one,” with everyone fighting for each other. He credited the team’s success to their high confidence in each other and their ability to play for each other. Left fielder Alex Gordon also noted that the team had a relaxed and loose atmosphere in the clubhouse, which showed on the field during the game.
Game 7 Preview: Jeremy Guthrie vs Tim Hudson
Game 7 will feature a rematch of Game 3, with Jeremy Guthrie starting for Kansas City and Tim Hudson for San Francisco. Hudson, at 39 years old, will become the oldest Game 7 starter in World Series history. Madison Bumgarner will be lurking in the bullpen, ready to pitch in relief after stifling the Royals on one run in Games 1 and 5. Regardless of who is on the mound, first baseman Eric Hosmer says he’s ready for the moment, stating that “it’s Game 7, everything is on the line and this is why you play the game.”
It’s always exciting to see a Game 7 in the World Series, and the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants will not disappoint. With both teams fighting for the championship, it’s sure to be a thrilling game filled with drama and excitement. I can’t wait to see who comes out on top and earns the title of World Series champions!