For the third time in five years the San Francisco Giants are the kings of the baseball world following winning the 2014 MLB World Series against the Kansas City Royals.
Superstar pitcher Madison Bumgarner pitched five scoreless innings in relief as the Giants managed to hold off the Royals as they recorded a 3-2 victory in game seven of their best of seven series in Kansas City on Wednesday night.
Both the American League champions the Kansas City Royals and National League champions San Francisco Giants entered the final game of the season at Kauffman Stadium tied at 3-3 in the best of seven series and with it all to play for with the Giants doing just enough to claim yet another World Series title following their 4-3 triumph.
The victory was not only the Giants third title in the last five years but also it was their eighth World Series title in franchise history and whilst they have many heroes on their team only one really stands out.
Bumgarner, 25 who was named MVP of the World Series was simply outstanding throughout the post-season but especially during the World Series as he added five unbelievable innings in relief to the victories in games one and five.
Remarkably Bumgarner finished the World Series with an ERA of 0.43 as the left hander produced another stellar performance as the Giants broke a streak of the last nine home teams winning game sevens of the World Series.
“It hasn’t sunk in yet,” Bumgarner told reporters afterwards. “There’s not been near enough time to think about it. This is as good as it gets — World Series Game 7. It’s pretty stressful at the same time. So we’re just thankful for the opportunity, and we’re blessed to have the success that we’ve had.”
The Giants took an early 2-0 lead at the top of the second inning before the Royals playing in front of their adoring home fans and in their first World Series in 29-years hit back right away in the bottom of the second inning.
Both teams hit their both starting pitchers out of the game early on but the Giants offense were just on top more than their counterpart and that showed as they scored the go-ahead run at the top of the fourth inning before Bumgarner entered the game and the rest was history.
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