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World Series Game 7 GameThread: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals

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It all comes down to this. One game to decide the winner of the 110th World Series. The San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals play Game 7 of the 2014 Series tonight in Kauffman Stadium. Jeremy Guthrie vs Tim Hudson at 8:00 PM EDT.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Royals avoided elimination with a 10-0 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 6 of the 2014 World Series last night in Kauffman Stadium, so the AL Champs and the National League winners go at it one more time tonight in Game 7 of the 110th Fall Classic. Jeremy Guthrie takes the mound for the home team against veteran right-hander Tim Hudson tonight in KC.

"When this thing started, I really hoped we could play seven just for the experience of it and the thrill of it, and we're here now." -Ned Yost on the Royals and Giants playing a Game 7 tonight

Though he admitted he wouldn't have minded winning the series early, Royals' manager Ned Yost told reporters after last night's win that he and and his team know playing a seventh game is special.

"I mean, Game 7s are always special," Yost said. "As kids, what I fall back on is when I was 10 years old, hitting rocks in the backyard, trying to hit it over the fence for a home run. I never one time thought, okay, bases loaded, two out, bottom of the 9th, Game 5 of the World Series, you know? Never. It was always two outs, bottom of the 9th, Game 7 of the World Series.

"So it's special, you know? Secretly, yeah, you'd like to come in and win it in 4, win it in 5, but when this thing started, I really hoped we could play seven just for the experience of it and the thrill of it, and we're here now. So we feel good about our chances. We get to experience that tomorrow."

"It is a special game," Giants' skipper Bruce Bochy said after failing to wrap the series up with a win last night.

"I mean, this is it. It's do or die, and that's how you have to approach it. You want to make sure you're ready for anything. We've been in Game 7 before.

"You go back to the series against St. Louis, not in the World Series, but that's a pretty big game, too, because it's going to get you to the World Series.

"So a lot of these guys have been there before. Really I don't think I'm going to change because it's Game 7. I mean, I felt the same way tonight. We'll throw everything at them, if necessary. There's no tomorrow. We know that."

World Series Game 7 Lineups:

• 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 28 27 6 0 0 0 2 1 4 .222 .250 .222 .472 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 11 11 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 .455 .455 .636 1.091 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
Lorenzo Cain 6 6 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Gordon 6 6 3 1 0 1 2 0 1 .500 .500 1.167 1.667 0 0 0 0 0
Salvador Perez 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Moustakas 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 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
Jarrod Dyson 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
Jeremy Guthrie 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Hosmer 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .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 117 110 24 6 0 1 8 7 19 .218 .265 .300 .565 0 0 0 0 4
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Generated 10/29/2014.

• 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 9 9 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 .444 .444 .556 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Hunter Pence 9 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .333 .556 0 0 0 0 0
Pablo Sandoval 8 8 3 2 0 0 2 0 1 .375 .375 .625 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Belt 6 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 0 1 0 0 0
Brandon Crawford 6 6 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 .833 .833 1.333 2.167 0 0 0 0 0
Gregor Blanco 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 0 0 0 0 0
Travis Ishikawa 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 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
Buster Posey 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 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
Joe Panik 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Hudson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 63 57 16 4 0 1 5 4 9 .281 .333 .404 .737 0 1 0 1 0
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Generated 10/29/2014.

• Game Time: 8:00 PM EDT. Who's watching Game 7 of the World Series?