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Giants' Hunter Strickland is the second reliever in postseason history to allow five HRs (Chris Narveson, 2011) in a single postseason. Follow Live

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Lincecum enters the game

Tim Lincecum, who went 12-9 with a 4.74 ERA in 33 appearances (26 starts) this season, hasn't pitched since Sept. 28, when he threw two scoreless innings in relief against the Padres.

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Only two players went longer than Omar Infante (145 AB) before their first postseason HR: Mark Lemke (192 AB) and Lonnie Smith (170 AB). (Credit: Elias)

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'The Freak' warming up

Tim Lincecum getting ready in the bullpen. Will he be the sixth Giants pitcher tonight?

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What a difference an inning makes: Kelvin Herrera took the mound with Game 2 tied in the sixth inning. He's back out with a five-run lead in the seventh.

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This is not Strickland's first incident of the postseason: The Giants' reliever and Bryce Harper had a run-in after Harper hit an NLDS home run.

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Words exchanged after homer

Following Omar Infante's two-run homer, Salvador Perez and Hunter Strickland exchanged words as Perez waited at home plate for Infante to round the bases. Calmer heads prevailed and the Royals are up 7-2.

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Pitchers' all-time postseason starts with 5.2 IP or less:

  1. Roger Clemens, 13
  2. Andy Pettitte, Tom Glavine, 9
  3. Jake Peavy, 8

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Billy Butler knocks a ball over Brandon Crawford's head at short and Lorenzo Cain speeds home from second. The Royals have the edge 3-2.

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