The Royals went 1-for-11 with runner in scoring position and that hit failed to produce a run. That run of dominance included a brilliant start later in the Series and five innings of scoreless relief in Game 7, when Bumgarner earned the save that finished the championship. "It just doesn't get any better than that", Bumgarner said.
Bumgarner allowed one run, seven hits and a walk while striking out four but was done in by another poor night by San Francisco's offense. I know that has a lot to do with some things.
RHP Madison Bumgarner will be facing the Royals for the first time since coming out of the Kauffman Stadium bullpen in Game 7 of the 2004 World Series and throwing five scoreless innings to preserve a one-run Giants' lead.
Just like the start of that season, the Giants have fallen under.500, and they have had a very hard time hitting with runners in scoring position. Jason Hammel surrendered just one run in six innings in the loss to the Giants on Tuesday, and the Royals' starters have now allowed just 20 runs in 80 innings (2.25 ERA).
The Giants finally got their two base-runners in the top of the fourth, as Brandon Belt and Buster Posey singled, but Brandon Crawford popped out with two outs. Bochy missed the series after a minor heart procedure.
Von Miller recovers his Super Bowl 50 helmet
Miller said he didn't know the helmet was missing a year ago because he was so consumed in his wild Super Bowl MVP offseason. Officials found it in the home of Mexican reporter Mauricio Ortega, who also was responsible for stealing Brady's jerseys.
Players for the Kansas City Royals stand for the national anthem before a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.
The Giants will head to Denver for an off day tomorrow, and then they will begin a three-game series against the Colorado on Friday night.
Cueto, 31, was asked about his future during a visit to Kansas City, where he spent the final three months of the 2015 season and won a World Series ring after being acquired by the Royals in a July trade with the Reds.
The Kansas City Royals will look to keep their momentum going after winning 4 straight, including a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels to complete the 3-game sweep.