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World Series Game 6 Open Thread: Giants at Royals

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Will the Giants end the 2014 season tonight, or will the Royals push it to one more day?

Ezra Shaw

Tonight could be the last night of the 2014 Major League Baseball season. The San Francisco Giants hold a 3-2 lead in the World Series over the Kansas City Royals, but they are now away from AT&T Park with no more Madison Bumgarner starts remaining. Although the Royals' backs are against the wall, they are back at Kauffman Stadium, and they have rookie sensation Yordano Ventura taking the mound opposing the Giants' Jake Peavy. Ventura's a rookie, but given Peavy's recent struggles, the pitching edge is in Kansas City's favor.

Will that translate into a Kansas City victory and one more game in this 2014 season? There has been just one World Series Game 7 in the past 12 years, and it would certainly be a thrill to see another one. Otherwise, the Giants will be holding the Commissioner's Trophy for the third time in five years, a remarkable run.

Get it done, Royals. Go Royals, go baseball, go to Game 7.

Today's Lineups

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Gregor Blanco - CF Alcides Escobar - SS
Joe Panik - 2B Norichika Aoki - RF
Buster Posey - C Lorenzo Cain - CF
Pablo Sandoval - 3B Eric Hosmer - 1B
Hunter Pence - RF Billy Butler - DH
Brandon Belt - 1B Alex Gordon - LF
Mike Morse - DH Salvador Perez - C
Travis Ishikawa - LF Mike Moustakas - 3B
Brandon Crawford - SS Omar Infante - 2B
Jake Peavy - RHP Yordano Ventura - RHP