Bumgarner struck out 8, did not walk a man, and did not allow a runner to 3rd base in his dominating performance. The Giants' ace is now 4-0 in 4 World Series starts, with a 0.29 ERA, giving up 12 hits in 31 World Series innings.
Brandon Crawford knocked in 3 runs for the Giants, with an RBI ground out in the 2nd and RBI singles in the 4th and 8th. Juan Perez added a 2-run double in the 8th to break the game open. Hunter Pence had 2 hits on the night, and is now 9-for-19 in this World Series. The Giants have now scored 15 straight runs since trailing 4-1 in game 4. James Shields was a little better for Kansas City, giving up 2 runs on 8 hits in 6 innings. He struck out 4 and walked only 1, but did not get any run support.
Bumgarner is now 4-1 this postseason, throwing 47.2 innings this postseason, trailing Curt Schilling's 48.1 innings in 2001 for most all-time. Add in a 1.13 ERA in those innings. Bumgarner now has a 3.06 career regular season ERA, 2.27 career postseason ERA, and then the stellar 0.29 World Series ERA.
Jake Peavy will look to clinch for the Giants in game 6 on Tuesday night back in Kansas City. After the game 2 loss, Peavy is now 1-4 with a 7.05 ERA in 8 career postseason starts. Bumgarner did say he would be ready to come out of the bullpen in a possible game 7.
Yordano Ventura will go for the Royals Tuesday night, becoming the 4th rookie since 2000 to start twice in the World Series. He joins Justin Verlander, John Lackey, and Michael Wacha on that list. The Royals last trailed the World Series 3-2 in 1985 against the Cardinals, and they would come back to win it all that year.