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Tim Lincecum looked sharp in his first appearance of the postseason Wednesday night, retiring his first five batters. But it ended with Lincecum walking off the mound at Kauffman Stadium mid-at-bat, accompanied by a Giants trainer.
In the Royals’ first must-win World Series game in almost three decades, the postseason neophytes chased Giants starter Jake Peavy, clobbered the bullpen and frustrated Hunter Strickland into a mini-meltdown.
The Kings played their first game in Sacramento on Oct. 25, 1985, only two days before the Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 7 of the World Series. The convergence that week of the two professional sporting events has been mentioned by fans, business officials and other interested parties during this Giants-Royals matchup.
The San Francisco Giants jumped on James Shields and the Royals for three first-inning runs and won 7-1 to hand the Kansas City their first loss this postseason and seize the early Series advantage 1-0. What’s next? Visit the replay of our live chat from 10 a.m. Tap to view on mobile devices.
Hunter Pence had a miserable September. He wasn’t enjoying such an outstanding postseason, either. No home runs. Three runs batted in. He has received more press these past few weeks for his clubhouse cheerleading and amiable nature than his on-field accomplishments.
It had been 29 years since the Royals last played in the World Series, and when James Shields threw the first pitch of Game 1 at 7:08 p.m. local time Tuesday, 40,459 voices were rocking Kauffman Stadium.
KANSAS CITY -- It had been 29 years since the Royals last played in the World Series, and when James Shields threw the first pitch of Game 1 at 7:08 p.m. local time Tuesday, 40,459 voices were rocking Kauffman Stadium.
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