World Series Game 6 Goes To Kansas City


The Kansas City Royals had their backs against the wall. Lose, and the Giants win the World Series. Win, and they play Game 7. The Royals sent rookie Yordano Ventura to the mound – who was dedicating his start to his friend, Oscar Taveras of the St. Louis Cardinals, who tragically lost his life along with his girlfriend, in a car accident over the weekend.

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  • Ventura walked five and only struck out four, but he only allowed three hits and didn’t allow a run over seven innings as the Royals staked him to a big lead early and went on to beat the Giants 10-0 in Game 6 of the World Series.

    For the Royals, it comes down to this: Jeremy Guthrie on the hill, the raucous KC crowd behind you and all of the momentum on your side.

    For the Giants: No road team has won a World Series Game 7 since 1979. Tim Hudson will be on the mound, Madison Bumgarner will be available in the bullpen.

    For me: A Giants win means I win another bet with my writers this season and Matt has to buy a Giants hat and fulfill his end of the bargain. A Royals win and I fall to .500 in my bets this year and will be looking to buy a Royals hat.

    Will it be “Party like it’s 1985?” Or will it be “Party like it’s an even year?”

    We will find out tonight.