This big inning got under the skin of pitcher Hunter Strickland, who surrendered Infante's home run. He was seen screaming on the mound, and when Perez hit home plate he started screaming back toward the mound. Benches would clear, but nothing major would happen, and Strickland explained it as a misunderstanding, as Perez thought he was screaming at him, but he was just upset at himself. The 2-run homer was the 5th allowed by the Giant's reliever to 23 postseason batters.
Royals starter Yordano Ventura allowed just 2 runs while pitching in to the 6th inning. The 23 year-old was the first Royals rookie to make a World Series start. The dominant back-end of the bullpen in Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg Holland finished off the Giants for a game 2 victory. Herrera escaped a 7th inning jam after finishing off the 6th. David and Holland breezed by the 8th and 9th innings, allowing 1 baserunner combined.
Gregor Blanco got the Giants going early, hitting a leadoff homerun to begin the game. It was just his 17th career home run in over 2,300 at-bats, and the first World Series leadoff home run on the road since 2004. Butler tied the game in the bottom of the 1st with an RBI single, and then Alcides Escobar gave them a 2-1 lead on an RBI double in the 2nd. The Giants tied the game on a Brandon Belt RBI double in the 4th, before the Royals broke the game open in the 6th.
The teams will take a day off Thursday, before going too San Francisco for Game 3 on Friday. Tim Hudson will make his World Series debut Friday for the Giants. Hudson's 214 wins before his first World Series start is the 6th most all time. Jeremy Guthrie will toe the slab in Game 3 for the Royals, coming off his 1st career postseason start.