Giants Even World Series After Offensive Explosion
Kansas City looked ready to take a commanding lead in the World Series as they led San Francisco by a game and held a 4-1 lead in game four. Then the Giants bats came to life.
The Giants plated nine runs from the fifth through seventh innings to blow the game open and eventually posted an 11-4 win to even the series at 2-2.
Game five is scheduled for Sunday (Oct. 26).
Hunter Pence led the Giants’ attack in game one and then followed that up on Saturday as he drove in three runs while picking up three hits. San Francisco got RBI from six different players with Pence, Pablo Sandoval and Joe Panik each driving in at least two.
Eric Hosmer led the Kansas City offense as he pounded out three hits including a RBI infield single in the second.
The Giants looked to be in trouble as starter Ryan Vogelsong was chases after just 2 1/3 innings after allowing four runs on seven hits. San Francisco was then able to force the Royals starter, Jason Vargas after four innings of work as he allowed three runs on six hits. It was the Royals’ bullpen who was rocked as Brandon Finnegan gave up five runs on five hits in just one inning of work.