By Nate Discavage @DiscavageSavage
The Kansas City Royals entered the bottom of the sixth inning tied at two with the San Francisco Giants. By the time the dust settled, Kansas City emerged with a 7-2 lead. Omar Infante punctuated the victory with a two-run homerun off reliever Hunter Strickland in the sixth. Billy Butler and Salvador Perez both had RBI hits in the inning.
Kelvin Herrera earned the win for Kansas City. The 5’10 reliever from the Dominican Republic pitched one and two-thirds hitless innings. Herrera struck out one and walked two.
Giants’ starter Jake Peavy suffered the loss in Game 2. He allowed four runs off of six hits in five innings pitched. Peavy was a vital member of the Boston Red Sox’s pitching rotation in the 2013 World Series.
Royals starter Yordano Ventura pitched five and one-third innings yielding two runs on eight hits. He struck out two and did not walk a batter.
Gregor Blanco hit a leadoff homerun for the Giants in the top of the first inning. Blanco only had five homeruns during the regular season.
Lorenzo Cain hit a two-out hustle double to left-center in the bottom of the inning. Butler tied the game with his first RBI single of the game.
Infante hit a one-out double in the bottom of the second. He came around to score on an RBI double by Alcides Escobar to put the Royals on top 2-1.
The lead did not last long as Buster Posey hit an RBI double to right field to tie it at two in the top of the fourth.
The game remained tied until the Royals exploded for five runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Infante led both teams offensively going 2-3 with a homerun, double, two RBIs, and two runs. All nine Giants starters had a base hit in the game.
It was the Giants’ first World Series loss since Game 3 of the 2010 series.
Game 3 will be held in San Francisco on Friday. Jeremy Guthrie will start the game for Kansas City while Tim Hudson will toe the rubber for San Francisco.