The Giants are on the scoreboard first in Game 5 of the World Series against the Royals. The two teams are deadlocked in the series with two wins apiece.
Facing starter James Shields in the second inning, the Giants put the first two runners on base with consecutive singles from Hunter Pence and Brandon Belt. Travis Ishikawa then pushed both runners into scoring position with a deep fly ball to center field, which allowed both to tag up and advance. Brandon Crawford brought in Pence on a 4-3 ground out. Shields was able to retire Madison Bumgarner, always a tough out, with a ground ball to third base.
Bumgarner has looked sharp through three innings, holding the Royals scoreless on a pair of singles. He has struck out five and issued no walks on 40 pitches.