San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner allowed three hits over seven innings, and Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer in the first as the Giants toppled the Royals 7-1 Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series.
The San Francisco Giants have been here before, winning the 2010 and 2012 World Series. The Kansas City Royals have not been to this biggest baseball stage since 1985, when they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.
A man who gave back the home run ball hit by Travis Ishikawa that sent the San Francisco Giants to the World Series received something special in return: Tickets to Game 3 of the World Series in San Francisco against the Kansas City Royals.
Injury-plagued infielder Brian Roberts is retiring after 14 seasons in the major leagues. The 37-year-old Roberts played for the New York Yankees this past season before he was released in August. He spent the first 13 years with the Baltim...