Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief to lead the Giants to their third World Series title in five years.
Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning.
In a 3-2 win, the Kansas City bullpen shut San Francisco down again.
The starting rotation will be the difference for San Francisco.
Boosted by more sparkling defense, a dominant bullpen and another dose of small ball, suddenly the wild-card Royals are one win from the World Series.
The Kansas City Royals went a few more extra innings, withstood a few more scares and figured out another dramatic way to win a playoff game.
Paul Konerko only has a few at-bats left in his career.
The Royals clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 29 years.
Jeremy Guthrie opposes Hector Noesi tonight at U.S. Cellular Field.
Eric Hosmer homered and drove in two runs to lead Kansas City to a win.
James Shields opposes Jose Quintana tonight at U.S. Cellular Field.
Paul Konerko will play his final series this weekend.
Chris Sale opposes Yordano Ventura tonight at Kauffman Stadium.
Conor Gillaspie’s seventh-inning double touched up the previously untouchable Wade Davis.
Chris Bassitt opposes Liam Hendriks tonight at Kauffman Stadium.
Pinch-runners Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore scored in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.
John Danks opposes James Shields tonight at Kauffman Stadium.
Bryant was the minor league home run champion with 43 round-trippers.
Put it on your calendar — crosstown foes play from July 10-12 at Wrigley and Aug. 14-16 at The Cell.
Javier Baez is striking out at a wild rate, but the Cubs just want to see quality at-bats.