Two wild card teams began game 1 of the World Series last night. The San Francisco Giants put a serious beating on the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. The Royals have been on a hot streak during the postseason, but they seemed to have lost their momentum last night.
Kansas City’s pitcher, James Shields, gave up three runs during the first inning. A home run by Hunter Pence put the Giants on the board right away. According to an article from ESPN, Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has continued his dominance in the post season. He pitched for seven strong innings and received the win for the night.
The Royals did manage to have a few hits during the game, but unfortunately could not produce a lot of runs. There were a few defensive errors that also cost them the game. Radio personalities like Igor Cornelsen and others claim they could have been impacted by jitters and the weight of an entire city on its shoulders.
The final score for the game ended up being 7 to 1. The second game of the World Series will be tonight in Kansas City.