We’ll be breaking down and previewing the game in depth throughout the day, but for now, here are the basics:
The Game: World Series Game 1. San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals
The Time: 8:07 PM Eastern
The Place: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
The Channel: Fox
The Starters: Madison Bumgarner vs. James Shields
The Upshot: It’s about darn time. If rust is an issue it should be an equal opportunity impediment. The position players have had four days off for the Giants, five for the Royals and Giants starter Madison Bumgarner is on regular rest. Shields, however, has had extended rest — he last pitched in Game 1 of the ALCS, 11 days ago. Maybe it helps him maybe it hurts his command. We won’t know until pitches start flying. One thing we do know is that Shields had his best game of the year back in August against these Giants, pitching his lone shutout of the season and tossing a four-hitter.