By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead. It might as well have been 100 with the way MadBum and this orange-and-black bunch play in the World Series.
It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason — nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball’s backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys. On Tuesday night, they returned to the game’s grand stage in dramatic fashion.
Philip Humber snapped out of his post-perfect game slump. This time, the rest of the Chicago White Sox let him down.
Danny Duffy returned from the minors to toss seven sharp innings, Matt Treanor delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth and the light-hitting Kansas City Royals hung on to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Adam Dunn will sit tonight as the White Sox take on lefty Danny Duffy in Kansas City. Dunn is just 2-for-64 against lefties this season and only has 15 hits in his last 120 at-bats (.120).