Jake Peavy pulled in second inning as Royals grab big early lead in World Series Game 6

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Giants starter Jake Peavy suffered a bruised right thumb while trying to reach for a foul ball in Game 3 of the World Series last Friday in San Francisco and didn’t have much finish on his pitches out of the gate in Game 6. Peavy made it just 1 1/3 innings, taking five earned runs, and the Royals then continued the early offensive outburst against reliever Yusmeiro Petit. They will carry a massive 7-0 lead into the third inning Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

Peavy’s was the shortest World Series outing since David Wells in Game 5 of the 2003 Fall Classic, but Wells departed that outing because of a lower back injury.

Peavy had nothing, and now the Royals are well on their way to forcing a Game 7.

Adeiny Hechavarría rejoins Braves on one-year, $1 million deal

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On Thursday, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that the Braves and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarría reunited on a one-year, $1 million contract.

Hechavarría, 30, began the season with the Mets but was released in mid-August and joined the Braves shortly thereafter. He enjoyed more success in Atlanta, albeit in a smaller sample size. In aggregate, Hechavarría hit .241/.299/.443 with nine home runs and 33 RBI over 221 trips to the plate. More importantly, he provided versatility with above-average defense.

The Braves are banking on Hechavarría doing more of the same in 2020 as a backup infielder. He will spell Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson, Johan Camargo, and Austin Riley as needed.