Bumgarner was named MVP of the series, allowing just 1 ER in 21 World Series innings. He now has a career Series ERA of 0.25, allowing just 1 run over 36 innings. The MVP retired 14 in a row out of the bullpen, before Alex Gordon's drive to center in the 9th. Centerfielder Gregor Blanco would misplay it, putting Gordon on 3rd, but Bumgarner got Salvador Perez to pop up to 3rd to end the Series.
The ace also broke the record of postseason innings pitched, previously held by Curt Schilling in 2001. Bumgarner's 52.2 innings pitched surpasses Schilling's 48.1 innings in 2001 with Arizona. Bumgarner finishes with 270 innings pitched overall, including the regular season.
Jeremy Guthrie and Tim Hudson combined for just 15 outs, which is the fewest among starters in a World Series Game 7.
Bumgarner was first given the win, which would've made it his 3rd win of the series. After the game, MLB changed the ruling, giving Jeremy Affeldt the win after 2.1 scoreless innings, his longest outing since 2012. Bumgarner was given the 15-out save, which is a Fall Classic record. He is also the first pitcher since Rawly Eastwick in 1975 to have 2 wins and a save in the World Series.
The Giants have won every even-year World Series this decade, shocking the Texas Rangers in 2010 with their 1st title since 1954. Followed by a sweep of the Detroit Tigers in 2012, and now surviving 7 games with the Royals. They are the 2nd NL team with 3 titles in 5 years, matching the St. Louis Cardinals from 1942-46.
The win also snaps the streaks of home team wins in Game 7's in the World Series, which was at 9. The Giants have not lost a postseason series under manager Bruce Bochy, winners of 10 straight, 1 shy of the New York Yankees from 1998-2001. They are officially lifting the trophy for the 8th time in franchise history, and 3rd title since the move from New York to San Francisco. All of this, after being 14-1 odds a year ago to win it all. I guess, to the Giants, those numbers do not matter.