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World Series Game 5 GameThread: Kansas City Royals at San Francisco Giants

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The San Francisco Giants' 11-4 win over the Kansas City Royals last night in AT&T Park evened the series up at 2-2. Now the NL champs try to win one more before the series heads back to Kauffman Stadium. Madison Bumgarner vs James Shields.

Doug Pensinger

After falling behind early last night, the San Francisco Giants rallied in what ended up an 11-4 win over the Kansas City Royals that evened the 110th World Series up at 2-2.

With left-hander Madison Bumgarner on the mound tonight against James Shields in AT&T Park, the Giants try to win one more before they head back to Kauffman Stadium for Games 6 and 7 (if necessary).

Royals' manager Ned Yost told reporters this afternoon that he knew his team had their work cut out for them against the Giants' starter.

"He's been really, really good," Yost said of the southpaw who gave up one run on three hits in seven innings in Game 1, which the Giants won 7-1.

"He's a dynamic competitor. He's got great stuff. He comes right at you. I mean, he's not going to try to trick you. He's going to challenge you with his great stuff. Got a great defense behind him, which makes him even that much better.

"So it's a tough challenge, but the beauty of this game is you never know what you're going to get from day to day. We're going to go out and try to put the best at‑bats we can, and score some runs.

Shields gave up seven hits and five runs, all earned, in three innings in the series opener, but he said yesterday he was focused and knew how important an outing tonight's was going to be.

"It's just kind of one of those things as a baseball player you've got to really hone in," Shields said. "I've been on this stage before, and I know exactly what to feel like when I'm out there, and I think this time around I'm not going to be as amped up and just try to keep my emotions in check."

Can the Royals beat Bumgarner? Can Shields live up to his nickname?

World Series Game 5 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
Salvador Perez - C Hunter Pence - RF
Mike Moustakas - 3B Brandon Belt - 1B
Omar Infante - 2B Travis Ishikawa - LF
Jarrod Dyson - CF Brandon Crawford - SS
James Shields - RHP Madison Bumgarner - DH

• 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 19 19 6 1 0 0 0 0 4 .316 .316 .368 .684 0 0 0 0 1
Nori Aoki 17 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .059 .000 .059 0 0 0 1 0
Alcides Escobar 9 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .111 .222 0 0 0 0 0
Salvador Perez 7 7 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .143 .143 .571 .714 0 0 0 0 1
Billy Butler 6 6 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0 0 0 0 0
Lorenzo Cain 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 1 0
Alex Gordon 6 6 1 0 0 0 1 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
Mike Moustakas 5 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .600 1.000 0 0 0 0 1
Eric Hosmer 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
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 88 85 17 2 0 2 5 1 18 .200 .227 .294 .521 0 0 0 2 3
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Generated 10/26/2014.

• 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 13 13 2 1 0 1 2 0 3 .154 .154 .462 .615 0 0 0 0 1
Gregor Blanco 9 9 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 .556 .556 .778 1.333 0 0 0 0 0
Buster Posey 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 0 0 0 0 0
Pablo Sandoval 6 6 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .500 .833 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Morse 5 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 0 0 0 0 1
Joe Panik 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .500 .900 0 0 0 0 0
Travis Ishikawa 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
Joaquin Arias 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Belt 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 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
Brandon Crawford 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 58 56 14 3 1 1 7 2 8 .250 .276 .393 .669 0 0 0 0 2
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Generated 10/26/2014.

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