KANSAS CITY -- Bruce Bochy today said that Giants right-hander Jake Peavy bruised his right thumb when Peavy reached for a foul ball in the dugout during one of the World Series games in San Francisco. But Bochy said the Peavy is OK to start tonight’s Game 6 against the Royals.
Giants right-hander Jake Peavy bruised his right thumb when he reached for a foul ball in the dugout during one of the World Series games over the weekend in San Francisco, but manager Bruce Bochy said he’s OK to start tonight’s Game 6 against the Royals.
Asked before Game 1 of the World Series last week to compare this current Giants team to the one that swept his Detroit Tigers in the Series two years ago, former Tigers manager Jim Leyland singled out the contributions from one position in particular.
There have been some luminous October evenings in this stadium since 2010, when the San Francisco Giants began improbably winning championships, but Sunday evening was as close to perfect as it could have been.
KANSAS CITY -- As the Champagne flew in the visitors’ clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, and the air became heady and close, and the gold-flagged Commissioner’s Trophy was passed around the room from manager to player to goggles-wearing, well-soaked player late Wednesday night, a common question followed in its wake.
When it was over, when he was finally able to tell the true tale of this magical night and this historic World Series, Madison Bumgarner shed the mask and made a full confession. Yes, he was nervous. Yes, he was tired. Yes, he is human.
Salvador Perez’s pop-up settled into the glove of Pablo Sandoval in foul ground near the Giants’ dugout for the last out of a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals, bringing the 2014 season to the same conclusion as the one two years before – and the one two years before that. The Giants, for the third time in five seasons, are World Series champions.