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Kansas City RoyalsOFFICIAL GAME NOTES
San Francisco Giants @ Kansas City RoyalsKauffman Stadium - Tuesday, October 21, 2014
World Series - Game #1FOX Network, MLB International, KCSP Radio (610 Sports) & ESPN Radio
UPCOMING SCHEDULE(Probables with Postseason statistics)
Game #2 - Wednesday, October 22 vs. San Francisco Giants: RHP Jake Peavy (1-0, 1.86) vs. RHP Yordano Ventura (0-0, 4.85), 7:07 p.m., FOX, ESPN Radio & 610 SportsThursday, October 23 - Off Day in San Francisco: Workout at 2:00 p.m. (PDT)
Game #3 - Friday, October 24 @ San Francisco Giants: RHP Jeremy Guthrie (0-0, 1.80) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (0-0, 3.29), 7:07 p.m. (CDT), FOX, ESPN Radio & 610 SportsGame #4 - Saturday, October 25 @ San Francisco Giants: LHP Jason Vargas (1-0, 2.38) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (0-0, 5.19), 7:07 p.m. (CDT), FOX, ESPN Radio & 610 Sports
Game #5 (if necessary) - Sunday, October 26 @ San Francisco Giants: TBA vs. TBA, 7:07 p.m. (CDT), FOX Network, ESPN Radio & 610 SportsMonday, October 27: Media availability at Kauffman Stadium (Time to be announced)
Game #6 (if necessary) - Tuesday, October 28 vs. San Francisco Giants: TBA vs. TBA, 7:07 p.m. (CDT), FOX Network, ESPN Radio & 610 SportsGame #7 (if necessary) - Wednesday, October 29 vs. San Francisco Giants: TBA vs. TBA, 7:07 p.m. (CDT), FOX Network, ESPN Radio & 610 Sports
This series is being broadcast on KCSP Radio (610 Sports) and the Royals Radio Network with Royals Hall of Famer Denny Matthews, Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Physioc and Steve Stewart, while Don Free controls the dials as the producer/engineer...the World Series is being televised nationally on the FOX Network with Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci and Ken Rosenthal...each game is also being televised by MLB International with Gary Thorne and Kansas Citys own Rick
Sutcliffe...every game is being broadcast nationally on ESPN Radio with Dan Shulman and Aaron Boone.
THE 2014 KANSAS CITY ROYALS POST-SEASON GUIDE IS AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT MLBPRESSBOX.COMBACK IN THE FALL CLASSIC--The Royals bring a 1-1 World Series record into the 2014 edition of Fall Ball, losing to the Philadelphia Phillies in six games in 1980 and then rebounding from a 3-1 deficit to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1985 to take the series in seven games for the first and last world title won in Kansas City...the 2014 Royals have used a combination of extra innings, close calls and a comeback for the ages to get to their third Fall Classic, becoming the first team in Major League history to win its first eight games in a single postseason...this years run to the World Series began with KC coming back from a 7-3 deficit in the eighth inning of the Wild Card Game against Oaklands Jon Lester, plating three eighth inning runs, the game-tying tally in the ninth and then scoring twice in the 12th to post a 9-8 victory over the As...from there, the Royals swept three straight from the Angels, highlighted by back-to-back 11-inning wins in Anaheim and then Kansas City kept the dream alive with a 4-game sweeping of Baltimore, taking the first two in Camden Yards and then finishing things off here last Tuesday and Wednesday with consecutive 2-1 triumphs.
WILD CARD SERIES--Tonight marks the second time that a pair of Wild Card qualifiers are squaring off for the World Championship, the other occurring in 2002 when these San Francisco Giants battled the Angels, losing the series in seven games to the Halos.
WORLD SERIES 25-MAN ROSTER--The Royals are going with an 11-man pitching staff and have made one alteration to the position player roster from the previous three series played, adding infielder Jayson Nix and deactivating Christian Colon...the 2014 World Series active roster consists of: PITCHERS (11): Wade Davis, Tim Collins (L), Danny Duffy (L), Brandon Finnegan (L), Jason Frasor, Jeremy Guthrie, Kelvin Herrera, Greg Holland, James Shields, Jason Vargas (L), Yordano Ventura. CATCHERS (2): Erik Kratz, Salvador Perez. INFIELDERS (6): Billy Butler, Alcides Escobar, Eric Hosmer, Omar Infante, Mike Moustakas and Jayson Nix. OUTFIELDERS (6): Nori Aoki, Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson, Alex Gordon, Terrance Gore, Josh Willingham.
STREAKING ROYALS--The Royals are the first team in history to win its first eight games of a postseason since playoffs came to be in 1969 with divisional play..another streak has been 29 years in the making, as the Royals now have an 11-game postseason winning streak, one win shy of tying New York Yankees for the longest postseason winning streak in history...the Bronx Bombers had a pair of 12-game postseason streaks (1927-32 and 1998-99)...the Royals have trailed in only three of the last 72 innings theyve played...Kansas City won its last three games of the 1985 World Series and then open its return to postseason play on September 30 this season with the win over the As in the Wild Card Game, and then took all three games of the ALDS over the Angels, two in extra innings, before winning twice in Baltimore.
SKIPPER STREAKING TOO...--Kansas City manager Ned Yost became the first manager in big league history to win his first eight playoff games, passing Clint Hurdle, who led the Colorado Rockies to seven-straight wins at the outset of the 2007 postseason...the Yankees Joe Girardi is next with five...Yosts eight postseason victories are tied with Royals Hall of Famer Dick Howser, who won all 8 of his playoff games during the World Championship run in 1985.
BEST TRIO EVER???--The Royals are showing the nation what Kansas Citians came to appreciate this summer with one of the top bullpens in the game...the trifecta of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland are the first trio in history to make at least 60 appearances each and record individual ERAs of under 1.50...in this postseason the trio has combined to work 25.2 innings, allowing three earned runs for a 1.05 ERA while fanning 30.
Royals vs. Giants The Royals capped Interleague work this summer with a 3-game sweep of San Francisco here on August 8-10...KC leads the all-time series, 9-3, including 7-2 in games played at The K:Date Site Score WP LP Att.8/8 KC W 4-2 Frasor Bumgarner 28,3078/9 KC W 5-0 Shields Hudson 35,1148/10 KC W 7-4 Duffy Lincecum 27,359
World Series10/21 KC 10/22 KC 10/24 @ SF 10/25 @ SF10/26 @ SF (if necessary)10/28 KC (if necessary)10/29 KC (if necessary)
TONIGHTS STARTING PITCHERS: LHP Madison Bumgarner (2-1, 1.42) vs. RHP James Shields (1-0, 5.63) 2014 2013 Career 2014 2013 CareerMadison Bumgarner vs. Royals 0-1 - 0-1 Major League Record 18-10 (2.98 ERA) 13-9 67-49James Shields vs. Giants 1-0 - 1-0 Major League Record 14-8 (3.21 ERA) 13-9 114-90
JAMES SHIELDS is making his second career World Series start, tenth career playoff start and fourth of this years postseason...the California native faced the Giants for the first time on August 9, posting his ninth career shutout...he was acquired as the centerpiece of a 7-player deal from Tampa Bay on December 9, 2012. NO DECISION IN ALCS OPENER--James will make his first start in 11 days tomorrow, having last pitched in Game 1 of the ALCS at Camden Yards...in that start, he allowed 4 runs, 10 hits, a walk with 3 strikeouts over 5.0 innings...he gave up 3 runs and 4 hits in his final frame as he exited the game leading 5-4...he did not record a decision as Baltimore tied the game at 5-5 with a run in the sixth...the score held until Alex Gordon led off the 10th with a solo shot to right field...Mike Moustakas added a 2-run shot as the Royals went on to an 8-6 victory. VS. GIANTS--James posted his ninth career shutout in his first matchup with the Giants on August 9...he allowed just 4 hits in a 5-0 final, with Joe Paniks eighth-inning double the lone extra-base hit...he needed 109 pitches to toss his 22nd complete game, allowing a walk with 5 strikeouts...it was his first shutout as a Royal and first since September 9, 2012 as a member of the Rays...Shields is the cousin of former San Francisco outfielder Aaron Roward, who played for the Giants from 2008-11. FALL CLASSIC FACTS--James is the eighth different pitcher to start over Kansas Citys 14 World Series games and the first to have previously started for another club in the Fall Classic as he tossed 5.2 shutout innings in 2008s second game against Philadelphia, notching Tampa Bays only World Series win to date. IN THE POSTSEASON--Big Game James becomes the third KC hurler to start 4 games in a single postseason, joining Charlie Leibrandt and Bret Saberhagen of the 1985 squad...Shields has 9 total starts in the postseason, having worked for Tampa Bay in 2008, 2010 and 2011...he started the first playoff game in Rays history on October 2, 2008, winning Game 1 of the ALDS over Chicago (6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 ER) and is 3-4 overall, posting a 5.19 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 50.1 innings (29 ER). WORKHORSE--James made 34 starts for a second straight year, tying for the big league lead...he finished fourth in the A.L. with 227.0 innings, topping the 200.0 mark for an eighth consecutive season, which ties Justin Verlander for the second-longest active streak in the Majors, behind only Mark Buehrle (14-straight seasons)...Shields leads the Majors with 1785.2 innings since the start of 2007, just ahead of Felix Hernandez (1785.1) and Verlander (1780.2). AT THE K--The A.L. leader with 10 road wins, James made just 15 of 34 regular season starts here, going 4-6 with a 3.51 ERA (40 ER in 102.2 IP)...he recorded 11 quality starts, including his ninth career shutout on August 9 vs. these Giants...Shields received 3.16 runs of support per 9.0 innings here, compared to 5.43 on the road.
James Last Win:October 5 vs. Los Angeles (G3 ALDS), (6.0 IP, 8-3 over C.J. Wilson)
James Last Loss:September 20 vs. Detroit (6.2 IP