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Duffy Time In K.C.

As James Shields' rough Game 1 comes to an end in the fourth inning, Danny Duffy is set to take the mound for the Royals. The 25-year-old left-hander hasn't pitched since getting a win out of the bullpen in Game 1 of the ALDS on October 2.

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Pence's ponderations and Poetry

Hunter Pence delivered a big, early two-run homer and just squared up with a double. Aside for getting off to a hot start in the World Series, Pence is also a philosopher and writer. Hunter's poetry

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Both pitchers are laboring through the first three inning -- Pitch counts: Shields 57 (34 strikes), Bumgarner 53 (35).

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After his lineout in the first inning, Royals RF Nori Aoki is now 0-for-14 versus Madison Bumgarner, his worst 0-for against any pitcher. He's at the plate now.

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Panda On Base Again

After his first-inning double, Pablo Sandoval has reached base safely in his past 24 postseason games. Only three players in postseason history have a longer streak of reaching base: Miguel Cabrera (31, 2011-13), Chase Utley (27, 2007-09) and Boog Powell (25, 1966-71).

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Bumgarner Is Dealing

After working around a Billy Butler single, Madison Bumgarner has still not allowed a run in the first two innings of any of his five starts this postseason.

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Madison Bumgarner gets Salvador Perez to ground into an inning-ending double play to get out of the second inning.

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A much quicker inning for James Shields in the second: three up, three down -- a ground out to first, line out to right and fly out to center.

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