Yordano Ventura held the Giants to two runs over five-plus innings and the Kansas City offense awoke for seven runs on 10 hits as the Royals evened up the 2014 World Series at a win apiece with a 7-2 Game 2 victory on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
The game was tied at 2-2 after five innings, but the Royals broke through in a huge way in the bottom of the sixth against Giants starter Jake Peavy and the San Francisco bullpen. Here’s how it went …
- Lorenzo Cain singled to center
- Eric Hosmer walked, Cain to second
- Peavy replaced by Jean Machi
- Billy Butler singled to left center, Cain scored, Hosmer to second
- Machi replaced by Javier Lopez
- Alex Gordon flied out to left field
- Lopez replaced by Hunter Strickland
- Hosmer to third, pinch-runner Terrance Gore to second on wild pitch
- Salvador Perez doubled to deep left center, Hosmer and Gore scored
- Omar Infante homered to deep left, Perez scored
- Strickland replaced by Jeremy Affeldt
- Mike Moustakas singled to center
- Alcides Escobar grounded into double play
Strickland exchanged words with Perez while the Royals’ catcher was waiting to congratulate Infante at home plate, causing both benches (and both bullpens) to clear. But the fracas lasted no more than a minute.
Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg Holland went a combined 3 2/3 scoreless innings to close it out.
The action now shifts to AT&T Park for Games 3, 4, and 5. We could have a classic one on our hands.