Games in AL Stadiums

Games in NL Stadiums

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The last time K.C. had a World Series lead before tonight? October 27, 1985 -- more than a month before Alcides Escobar, who drove in Game 2's go-ahead run, was born.

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The Giants' only offense so far, Gregor Blanco is due up second in the top-of-the-third. So far this series he is: 2-of-4, with HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 3 R, and a .667 OBP.

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With Alcides Escobar's RBI double, the Royals take their first lead of the World Series. Royals up 2-1 after two innings.

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Jake Peavy's last start in K.C. was in Aug, 2013 when he allowed five runs on 10 hits in 5 IP. Eric Hosmer, Billy Butler, Alex Gordon and Alcides Escobar all had multiple hits in the game.

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Billy Butler's 1st-inning RBI single was the Royals' first hit with a runner in scoring position since Game 2 of the ALCS, a span of 17 at-bats. That was the longest such streak in a single postseason since the Phillies went 0-for-18 in 2010.

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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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