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World Series Game 3 GameThread: Kansas City Royals at San Francisco Giants

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The World Series shifts to San Francisco tonight where the Giants and Kansas City Royals play Game 3 of the 110th Fall Classic after splitting the first two games in Kauffman Stadium. Tim Hudson vs Jeremy Guthrie at 8:00 PM EDT.

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The World Series shifts venues after the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals split the first two games of the 110th edition of the Fall Classic in Kauffman Stadium.

Tonight for Game 3, they're in AT&T Park where the Washington Nationals' 2014 campaign came to an end... ugh...

I thought I was over it.

I guess they're still playing baseball because I saw a game listed on the scoreboard of my MLB At Bat app.

Rumor has it it's Tim Hudson vs Jeremy Guthrie tonight in the Giants' home.

"This is what everybody hopes and dreams for throughout their career. It's obviously a bigger, brighter stage, but at the end of the day it's the same game we've played all year..." -Tim Hudson on making the first World Series start of his career

Hudson, 39, makes the first World Series start of his 16-year career tonight in AT&T Park.

He told reporters yesterday he was ready for another first in a long, distinguished run in the majors.

"Obviously it's the biggest stage," Hudson said in his pre-start press conference .

"It's the pinnacle of baseball. This is what everybody hopes and dreams for throughout their career. It's obviously a bigger, brighter stage, but at the end of the day it's the same game we've played all year. It's the same game we've played our whole lives. It's just going out there and controlling those emotions and understanding that it's still a simple game. You've got to go out there and make pitches, have a solid game plan and be mentally and physically prepared.

"I feel really prepared and ready to go both mentally and emotionally and physically, I think. I'm excited about it."

Are you watching Tim Hudson's first World Series start?

• Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the World Series:

World Series Game 3 Lineups

KANSAS CITY ROYALS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
Alcides Escobar - SS Gregor Blanco - CF
Alex Gordon - LF Joe Panik - 2B
Lorenzo Cain - RF Buster Posey - C
Eric Hosmer - 1B Pablo Sandoval - 3B
Mike Moustakas - 3B Hunter Pence - RF
Omar Infante - 2B Brandon Belt - 1B
Salvador Perez - C Travis Ishikawa - LF
Jarrod Dyson - CF Brandon Crawford - SS
Jeremy Guthrie - RHP Tim Hudson - RHP

Hudson 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 26 26 6 0 0 0 2 0 4 .231 .231 .231 .462 0 0 0 0 1
Josh Willingham 26 23 2 1 0 0 0 3 8 .087 .192 .130 .323 0 0 0 0 2
Nori Aoki 11 8 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 .250 .455 .375 .830 0 0 0 0 0
Alcides Escobar 8 8 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .375 .375 .500 .875 0 0 0 0 0
Erik Kratz 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .143 .143 .143 .286 0 0 0 0 0
Billy Butler 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Lorenzo Cain 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Gordon 3 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .667 .667 1.667 2.333 0 0 0 0 0
Salvador Perez 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Moustakas 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Jayson Nix 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
James Shields 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 96 90 20 4 0 1 6 6 17 .222 .271 .300 .571 0 0 0 0 3
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Generated 10/24/2014.

Guthrie vs the Giants:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Mike Morse 8 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .375 .750 0 0 0 0 0
Hunter Pence 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .286 .429 0 0 0 0 0
Pablo Sandoval 6 6 3 2 0 0 2 0 1 .500 .500 .833 1.333 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Lincecum 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Belt 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 1 0 0 0
Brandon Crawford 4 4 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.750 2.750 0 0 0 0 0
Gregor Blanco 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 0 0 0 0 0
Travis Ishikawa 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Buster Posey 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0
Joaquin Arias 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 1 0
Total 45 39 12 3 0 1 4 4 9 .308 .378 .462 .839 0 1 0 1 0
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Generated 10/24/2014.

• Game Time 8:00 PM EDT from AT&T Park...