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World Series Game 1 GameThread: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals

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They're still playing baseball apparently. The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals start the 110th World Series tonight in Kauffman Stadium with James Shields on the mound against Madison Bumgarner at 8:00 PM On FOX.

Jamie Squire

Which Wild Card team is the best? The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals begin the process of finding out tonight when they play the first game of the 110th World Series in Kansas City, MO's Kauffman Stadium.

• Game Time: 8:00 PM EDT.

James Shields takes the mound in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series with left-hander Madison Bumgarner on the mound for the visiting Giants.

• Here are the lineups for the first game of the 2014 World Series:

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 Omar Infante - 2B
Brandon Crawford - SS Mike Moustakas - 3B
Madison Bumgarner - LHP James Shields - RHP

• Shields vs the Giants:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Hunter Pence 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
Gregor Blanco 7 7 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 .571 .571 .857 1.429 0 0 0 0 0
Buster Posey 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Pablo Sandoval 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Duffy 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Travis Ishikawa 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Morse 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
Joe Panik 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 1.000 1.667 0 0 0 0 0
Joaquin Arias 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Hudson 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 42 41 7 1 1 0 3 1 7 .171 .190 .244 .434 0 0 0 0 2
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Generated 10/21/2014.

• Bumgarner vs the Royals:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Omar Infante 16 16 6 1 0 0 0 0 4 .375 .375 .438 .813 0 0 0 0 1
Nori Aoki 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .071 .000 .071 0 0 0 1 0
Alcides Escobar 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 0 0 0 0 0
Erik Kratz 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Salvador Perez 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Billy Butler 3 3 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 .667 .667 1.667 2.333 0 0 0 0 0
Lorenzo Cain 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Gordon 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Moustakas 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 1
Josh Willingham 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Jarrod Dyson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 62 61 14 1 0 1 4 0 13 .230 .242 .295 .537 0 0 0 1 2
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Generated 10/21/2014.

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