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Romo ends layoff

Now pitching for the Giants, former closer Sergio Romo, who hasn't pitched since Oct. 15 in Game 4 of the NLCS. He has a 1.80 ERA this postseason.

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GUTHRIE GONE IN SIXTH

Jeremy Guthrie's final line: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 77 pitches (50 strikes).

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San Francisco's first four hitters -- Gregor Blanco, Joe Panik, Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval -- are a combined 0-for-8 with a walk (Blanco, in the sixth).

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Pinch hitter Michael Morse's RBI double puts the Giants on the board in the seventh and cuts the Royals' lead to 3-1. Morse had been 2-for-8 in the first two games of the series.

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Simmering Sixths For KC

The Royals have scored 7 of their 11 World Series runs this year in the sixth inning.

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Eric Hosmer's first hit of the World Series, a single smacked straight to center, scores Alex Gordon and gives KC a 3-0 lead.

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Hudson out after 76 pitches

Tim Hudson's final line: 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB, 2 SO, 76 pitches (50 strikes).

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Tim Hudson's first World Series start comes to an end with two outs in the sixth, Giants trailing 2-0. He had retired 12 straight batters before allowing a single and an RBI double. Left-hander Javier Lopez is in to face left-handed batter Eric Hosmer.

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Alex Gordon nailed a long double over the center fielder's head and Alcides Escobar, who had a good read on the hit, doesn't even slow up to see if it's caught. He scores for the second time to put K.C. up 2-0.

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They're setting 'em down in Game 3. Tim Hudson (64 pitches) has retired 11 straight batters, Jeremy Guthrie (67 pitches) has 10 in a row.

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Cabrera had ankle surgery

In addition to bone spurs, Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera had a stress fracture in the navicular bone that the Tigers were not aware of and he needed screws placed in his right ankle. He will be re-evaluated in three months. Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski says the team doesn't know if Cabrera will be ready for the start of the season.

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