Games in AL Stadiums

Games in NL Stadiums


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


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.


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?


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.


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.


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


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.