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Butler ties the game at 1

Billy Butler's single drives in Lorenzo Cain from second and knots the game at one. Entering tonight's game, Butler was 14-for-33 (.424) against Peavy, that's his second-best average against any pitcher against whom he has 20 or more ABs.

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Alcides Escobar's caught stealing was only the fourth time in 17 attempts that a Royals player has been thrown out while trying to swipe a base this postseason.

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Not Peavy's Favorite Place

Giants starter Jake Peavy is just 1-5 with a 6.42 ERA at Kauffman Stadium in his career.

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The Giants have yet to lost a postseason game this year when they score first (5-0).

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Former Royal Burns K.C.

Gregor Blanco, who opened Game 2 with a solo homer for the Giants, played 49 games with Kansas City in 2010, belting just one home run in 125 at-bats at Kauffman Stadium.

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Gregor Blanco's homer was first lead-off homer for a team in the World Series since Dustin Pedroia did it in Game 1 of the 2007 Series. Blanco's lead-off homer was also the first for the Giants in team history.

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Blanco Gets It Started

Another first inning, another home run for the Giants. Gregor Blanco's home run has quieted the home crowd one batter into Game 2.

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Royals' Holland Honored

The Royals' Greg Holland was honored with the Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year Award before tonight's game. Will K.C. have a chance to turn to him in Game 2?

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Big Papi on Yordano Ventura

"He has the plus-fastball. But the one thing he needs to do is show that he can throw his other pitches for a strike. Otherwise, he's in trouble."

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