The Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 last night in game two of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, tying the series at a game apiece. The Royals surged ahead of the Giants with five runs in the bottom of the sixth, including a two-run homer from former Atlanta Brave Omar Infante. Kelvin Herrera got the win in relief for Kansas City, while Jake Peavy was tagged with the loss for San Francisco. The best-of-seven series moves to San Francisco for game three on Friday night. First pitch is set for 8:07 pm at AT&T Park.
Area high school football teams will take the field for week nine of the 2014 season tomorrow night.
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel has been named the first Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year. Kimbrel accumulated a 1.61 ERA and struck out 95 batters in 61.2 innings during the past season, earning an NL-high 47 saves in 51 chances. He is the first pitcher in major league history to begin his career with four consecutive 40-save seasons.
The Atlanta Hawks topped the San Antonio Spurs 117-107 in their final pre-season game of 2014 last night in San Antonio. Jeff Teague led the Hawks in scoring with 21 points. The Hawks will open the 2014-2015 regular season next Wednesday night in Toronto against the Raptors.
The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in game one of the World Series last night in Kansas City, marking the Royals’ first loss of the 2014 postseason. The Giants took an early lead with three runs in the top of the first inning, including a two-run homer from Hunter Pence. Madison Bumgarner rendered the Royals scoreless until the seventh inning; he got the win for San Francisco. James Shields took the loss for Kansas City. Game two is set for tonight at 8 pm at Kauffman Stadium. It will be televised on FOX.