With six shutout innings thus far in Game 5 of the World Series, Giants starter Madison Bumgarner has lowered his 2014 post-season ERA to 1.21 and his World Series ERA to 0.69. The lefty has induced what seems to be only swings and misses or weak contact. He has limited the Royals to three hits and zero walks while striking out seven. He’s thrown 80 pitches.
The Giants took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on a Brandon Crawford RBI ground out. Crawford added on an insurance run in the fourth inning with an RBI single to center field.
Bumgarner’s opponent on the hill, Royals starter James Shields, has given up the two runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts.