Games in AL Stadiums

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'The Freak' warming up

Tim Lincecum getting ready in the bullpen. Will he be the sixth Giants pitcher tonight?

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What a difference an inning makes: Kelvin Herrera took the mound with Game 2 tied in the sixth inning. He's back out with a five-run lead in the seventh.

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This is not Strickland's first incident of the postseason: The Giants' reliever and Bryce Harper had a run-in after Harper hit an NLDS home run.

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Words exchanged after homer

Following Omar Infante's two-run homer, Salvador Perez and Hunter Strickland exchanged words as Perez waited at home plate for Infante to round the bases. Calmer heads prevailed and the Royals are up 7-2.

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Pitchers' all-time postseason starts with 5.2 IP or less:

  1. Roger Clemens, 13
  2. Andy Pettitte, Tom Glavine, 9
  3. Jake Peavy, 8

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Billy Butler knocks a ball over Brandon Crawford's head at short and Lorenzo Cain speeds home from second. The Royals have the edge 3-2.

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Peavy's postseason struggles

Jake Peavy's eight straight postseason starts of 6 IP or fewer is an MLB record. He entered tonight's game already holding the top mark.

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Billy Bunt-ler?

With two on and nobody out, Billy Butler steps to the plate. Will Ned Yost ask his No. 5 hitter to bunt in a tied Game 2?

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Jake Peavy has never completed the sixth inning in seven previous postseason starts. The longest he's gone is 5.2 IP.

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