Games in AL Stadiums

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Defense by Lorenzo

Ned Yost's decision to move Lorenzo Cain to right field from center is paying off in Game 3. So far, Cain has made a pair of sliding catches in the first three innings.

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Lorenzo Cain had 10 defensive runs saved in right field this season, tied for fifth-most in MLB, and he only played 388 ⅓ innings in right.

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pence streak reaches 16

With Hunter Pence's second-inning single, he ran his postseason streak of reaching base to 16 consecutive games, which ties him with Buster Posey (2010-12) for third all-time in Giants' history.

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Hunter Pence's caught stealing hurts even more as Brandon Belt singles to center. Pence surely would have tied up the game.

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Tim Hudson got some defensive help in the second inning -- a diving catch from Travis Ishikawa in left and a 4-6-3 double play.

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After grounding into a double play, Jarrod Dyson is now 0-for-8 this postseason. The outfielder only grounded into five double plays during the regular season.

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Cross That Off The Bucket List

He's waited a long time, but now Tim Hudson has his shot. If he were to win tonight, the Giants pitcher would be the third oldest starter (39 years, 102 days) to win his first World Series game.

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Giants tough at home in WS

The Giants' six-game World Series home winning streak is tied for sixth-longest in MLB history. The Yankees' 10-game streak over 1996-2001 ranks first.

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Giants' Game 3 lineup

G. Blanco CF
J. Panik 2B
B. Posey C
P. Sandoval 3B
H. Pence RF
B. Belt 1B
T. Ishikawa LF
B. Crawford SS
T. Hudson P

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royals on top early

Kansas City strikes first in San Francisco -- Lorenzo Cain's ground out drives in Alcides Escoba, and the Royals lead 1-0. K.C. scores in the first inning in consecutive World Series games for the first time since Games 3 and 4 in 1980.

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Escobar greets Hudson with 2B

And Alcides Escobar goes up there hacking, hitting the first pitch from Tim Hudson to the corner of left-field wall. The last lead-off double of the World Series was Jimmy Rollins in 2008's Game 4.

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Tim Hudson on his success

"As you get older, you have to put your ego aside and incorporate things into your game that you wouldn't do when you were 24 or 25. It's about changing speeds and eye levels. I'm definitely a better pitcher now."

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World Series Game 3 is huge

This is the 55th time the World Series has been tied 1-1 in a best-of-seven series. In the previous 54, the winner of Game 3 has gone on to win the World Series 38 times. (Credit: Elias)

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