With a 5 run sixth inning, the Kansas City Royals pulled away from the San Francisco Giants last night in their World Series game 2 win. Both teams put up a run in the first inning, but KC pushed ahead by one after the second. The Giants tied it up in the fifth, when the sudden sixth-inning surge put KC ahead for good.
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Much of the reason why the Royals put away the game is their rock solid bullpen. Hard-throwing Kelvin Herrera, dependable Wade Davis, and closer Greg Holland shut the door efficiently.
The San Francisco bullpen has been quite good this year as well. However, Jean Machi gave up an RBI single to Billy Butler that started the onslaught of runs in the 6th inning.
Salvador Perez drove in two runs, and then Omar Infante crushed a homer to bring the lead up to 5.
Hunter Strickland failed to come throw after another poor postseason performance, and Bruce Bochy will undoubtedly catch some flack for making that move of bringing him in and promptly allowing 4 runs.