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Pitching with a six-run lead, Hunter Strickland makes his World Series debut in the bottom of the ninth with Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler due up for K.C.

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Royals get last at-bats

Jason Frasor strikes out Michael Morse to end the top of the ninth. The Royals coming up in the bottom half needing a big rally, down 7-1.

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Going back to 1975, the road team has won Game 1 a total of 12 times, but only five of those teams went on to win the World Series.

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Bumgarner Leaves With 7-1 Lead

With Salvador Perez's home run the lone blemish in a nearly flawless Game 1 performance, Madison Bumgarner's night is over after striking out five Royals in seven innings of three-hit, one-run baseball.

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Perez Goes Deep

Salvador Perez's homer to left field ends Madison Bumgarner's World Series scoreless streak at 21 innings and finally puts the Royals on the board.

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Madison Mowing 'em down

After loading the bases in the third, Madison Bumgarner now has retired 12 straight batters.

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Madison Bumgarner is 31-1 as a starter when the Giants score at least five runs for him (regular and postseason). As a team, the Giants are 35-4 when they score at least five runs and Bumgarner is their starter (regular and postseason).

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Panik matches Mcgee

Joe Panik is the first rookie with two triples in the same postseason since Willie McGee with the Cardinals in 1982.

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Panda & Pence Getting It Done

Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence are a combined 4-for-7 with 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a walk in Game 1.

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Panik's 3b chases Duffy

Norichika Aoki misplays a ball in right and Joe Panik ends up with an RBI triple, scoring Gregor Blanco. Ned Yost gets Danny Duffy and brings in Tim Collins.

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Madison Bumgarner has now pitched 21 scoreless innings to start his World Series career, a streak that is the second all-time.

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Kansas City's four- and five-hitters -- Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler -- are a combined 1-for-5 tonight and the top five in the order is 1-for-12.

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Anything Bumgarner doesn't do?

In addition to throwing two-hit, shutout ball through six innings, Bumgarner just grabbed a hot liner off the bat of Eric Hosmer to end the sixth.

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Giants Hit Shields Hard

James Shields couldn't get anything going in Game 1, throwing 70 pitches and generating just four swings and misses. He also allowed 7 hard-hit balls in 15 at-bats. That .467 hard-hit average was his worst in ANY start in the last four years, that covers 149 starts.

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'Big Game' james?

Unfortunately, with a nickname like "Big Game" James comes the inevitable fallout on Twitter when you don't deliver the goods. Allowed 15 runs in 19 IP

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'MadBum's' Road To Success

Madison Bumgarner on the road this postseason: 21.2 IP, 10 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 22 K.

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duffy settling down

Since walking back-to-back batters after entering in the fourth, Danny Duffy has pitched 2.2 innings, striking out three.

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