Pence ended the game with 3 hits and 3 RBI, plus a sliding catch in the 9th. The Giants scored 4 in the 7th, including a 2-run double from rookie Joe Panik. Starter Ryan Vogelsong was knocked out after just 2.1 innings, but 16 hits from his offense in a 4-hour marathon saved the Giants' hurler. Vogelsong gave up 4 runs on 7 hits, struck out 2, and walked 1.
Sandoval had hit just .199 right-handed this season, but his go-ahead hit came from the right side. The 2012 World Series MVP had his first multi-hit game from the right side since August 25th. The expanded review was used for the first time in the World Series, as Jeff Kellogg's safe at 2nd call was upheld on Salvador Perez's pickoff attempt.
The Royals got out to their early lead with an RBI infield single for Eric Hosmer, 2-run single for Omar Infante, and an RBI single for Perez. This all came in a 4-run 3rd inning, but the Royals' offense was shut down by Giants' reliever Yusmeiro Petit. Petit threw 3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen, giving up just 2 hits, and striking out 2. Petit improved to 3-0 in the postseason, while Brandon Finnegan suffered the loss for Kansas City. Finnegan was charged with 5 earned runs, after giving up 5 hits and walking 2 in 1 inning of work.
With the win, the Giants are now the 4th team in MLB history with 30 World Series wins at home. The Dodgers, Cardinals, and Yankees are the other 3, with New York leading the way with 67. The Giants will send their ace Madison Bumgarner to the hill tonight. Bumgarner is 3-1 with a 1.40 ERA in 5 postseason starts this year. James Shields will go for Kansas City, struggling this postseason with a 7.11 ERA in 4 starts.