Royals Primed For Storybook Finish To 2014 Season
By beating the San Francisco Giants, 10-0, Tuesday night, the Kansas City Royals forced the seventh and deciding game of the 110th World Series.
It was the most lopsided World Series victory since the seventh game of the 1985 series when the Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 11-0.
During the regular season, nobody on this Royals team hit more than 20 home runs. No one drove in more than 75 runs. The last time a team fell short of those standards and won the World Series was the 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers. These Royals are one victory away from matching that and Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas, who homered in last night’s game, said they feel it.
“Everyone is this clubhouse is stoked,” said Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas. “We’re ready to go. This is what you wish your entire life for: To get to Game Seven of the World Series. It doesn’t get any better than that.”
Jeremy Guthrie will get the start for the Royals on the mound while Tim Hudson gets the nod for the Giants.
But with the winter to rest, the Giants expect to have their ace, Madison Bumgarner, available if Hudson falters.