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Hunter Pence's two-run homer helped the Giants thump the Royals in World Series Game 1.

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Only one of the last 11 teams to win Game 1 of the World Series went on to lose the championship -- the 2009 Phillies won Game 1, but lost to the Yankees in six.

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Hunter Pence on Bumgarner

"He's special. He has the flair for the spectacular. He goes out there and competes."

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Royals' Streak Ends

For the first time since Game 4 of the 1985 World Series, the Royals find themselves on the losing end of a playoff game, ending an 11-game streak that included an 8-0 mark this postseason.

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Pitching with a six-run lead, Hunter Strickland makes his World Series debut in the bottom of the ninth with Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler due up for K.C.

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Royals get last at-bats

Jason Frasor strikes out Michael Morse to end the top of the ninth. The Royals coming up in the bottom half needing a big rally, down 7-1.

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Going back to 1975, the road team has won Game 1 a total of 12 times, but only five of those teams went on to win the World Series.

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Bumgarner Leaves With 7-1 Lead

With Salvador Perez's home run the lone blemish in a nearly flawless Game 1 performance, Madison Bumgarner's night is over after striking out five Royals in seven innings of three-hit, one-run baseball.

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Perez Goes Deep

Salvador Perez's homer to left field ends Madison Bumgarner's World Series scoreless streak at 21 innings and finally puts the Royals on the board.

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Madison Mowing 'em down

After loading the bases in the third, Madison Bumgarner now has retired 12 straight batters.

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Madison Bumgarner is 31-1 as a starter when the Giants score at least five runs for him (regular and postseason). As a team, the Giants are 35-4 when they score at least five runs and Bumgarner is their starter (regular and postseason).

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Panik matches Mcgee

Joe Panik is the first rookie with two triples in the same postseason since Willie McGee with the Cardinals in 1982.

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Panda & Pence Getting It Done

Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence are a combined 4-for-7 with 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a walk in Game 1.

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Panik's 3b chases Duffy

Norichika Aoki misplays a ball in right and Joe Panik ends up with an RBI triple, scoring Gregor Blanco. Ned Yost gets Danny Duffy and brings in Tim Collins.

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Madison Bumgarner has now pitched 21 scoreless innings to start his World Series career, a streak that is the second all-time.

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Kansas City's four- and five-hitters -- Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler -- are a combined 1-for-5 tonight and the top five in the order is 1-for-12.

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