Pablo Sandoval doubled home the 1st run of the game in the 1st, followed by a 2-run homerun from Hunter Pence for a 3-0 Giants lead. They weren't done there, as Michael Morse singled home a run in the 4th, followed by a bases loaded walk to Gregor Blanco that knocked Shields out of the game before getting an out in the 4th. The Giants lead 5-0 after 4, and with Bumgarner rolling, it was all San Francisco Tuesday night.
Rookie Joe Panik added an RBI triple in the 7th, and then scored on an RBI single from Sandoval for a 7-0 lead. Sandoval has now reached base safely in 24 consecutive postseason games, as he did so twice in game 1. The Royals could not muster up any type of rally, as the Giants would shut them down, with Javier Lopez and Hunter Strickland finishing it off. The Royals will look to get even Wednesday in game 2, with Yordano Ventura opposing Jake Peavy at 8:07 p.m. EST. Peavy has lost 12 straight decisions since coming over to the Giants.
The Royals' postseason win streak falls short of the record held by the New York Yankees for most consecutive postseason wins. Meanwhile, the Giants have won 16 of their past 18 postseason games, and look to take advantage of the game 1 win. The game 1 winner has won 15 of the past 17 World Series, and the Giants look to make it 16 of 18.