The San Francisco Giants, National League champions, drew first blood in the MLB 2014 World Series with a 7-1 Tuesday night battering, snapping the Kansas City Royals, American League Champs, 11 game winning streak.
This evening, with the ball in the hands of Yordano Ventura of the Dominican Republic vs Jake Peavy. It was very different. Ventura gave up only two runs in 6 and 1/3 innings.
Alcides Escobar then singles in a run to give Kansas City a 2-1 lead. In the decisive sixth, with the score tied and two on, catcher Salvador Perez, of Venezuela,took Giant rookie Hunter Strickland deep for a double in the left-center gap for two runs. Frustrated already he next faced Omar Infante, who promptly hit a two run home run to break it open. Strickland was not pleased and the ensuing staredown and heated words cleared the benches.
He started to look at me, so I asked him like, ‘Hey, why you look at me?'”
Perez said. “So he was telling me, ‘Get out of here, whatever.’ So I don’t know. You don’t have to treat me like that. Look at Omar. Omar hit a bomb. I didn’t hit a bomb. I hit a double.”
The Royals appear to have alot to offer as this series returns to San Francisco for the next three games.”
We showed them that we have fight in us and I think they knew that already,”
Billy Butler said. “But we stepped up big there as a team. … We feel confident going in there 1-1.”