Bumgarner Pushes Giants Past Royals To Win World Series Title
The first trip back to the World Series in 29 years ended in heartbreak for the Kansas City Royals Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Madison Bumgarner pitched brilliantly in relief giving the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 victory in Game 7.
Bumgarner has established himself as one of the best World Series pitchers of all time. With the win, he is now 5-0 overall and allowing less than .30 earned runs, the best in MLB history.
The Royals, simply, could not figure him out.
In a 2-2 game in the fourth inning, Michael Morse gave the Giants a 3-2 lead with a single, scoring Pablo Sandoval.
Bumgarner, who pitched a complete game win just three days prior, entered the game in the bottom of the fifth inning and allowed just two hits, finishing off the last five innings of play.
This was the first World Series and playoff appearance for Kansas City since 1985 when they beat the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.
The Royals started the season 33/1 odds to win the World Series.