Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning and Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first as the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night’s World Series opener.
The Giants won their seventh Series game in a row dating to 2010 and ended a perfect postseason for the Royals, who had been 8-0. San Francisco also ended the Royals’ 11-game postseason winning streak dating to their 1985 title, one shy of the record set by the Yankees on two occasions.
Bumgarner extended his Series scoreless streak to 21 innings before Salvador Perez’s seventh-inning homer, which also ended Bumgarner’s record streak of 32 2-3 scoreless postseason road innings.
The Game 1 winner has captured 15 of the last 17 titles.