Bumgarner Sizzles, Shields Fizzles

Madison Bumgarner turns in another dominating pitching performance, while the San Francisco Giants pound out seven runs to take game one of the World Series. The Giants 7-1 victory put an end to Kansas City's 11 game postseason win streak that dated back to 1985.

The Giants got off to a fast start by exploding for three runs on five hits in the first inning. Pablo Sandoval got the party started with an RBI-double. Hunter Pence followed Sandoval up with a devastating blow when he sent a two-run shot flying over the centerfield fence.

Bumgarner kept the Giants in front the entire game by pitching seven strong innings of three hit baseball, while giving up one earned run. MadBum is now 3-0 on the road this postseason, only allowing one earned in 23.2 innings away from home.

James Shields' postseason woes continued as he was pulled after giving up five earned runs in only three innings of work. This was the first outing all season in which Shields didn't pitch at least five innings.

Pence played the biggest role offensively for the Giants as he went 2-3 from the plate with two walks. He and Sandoval both drove in two runs each.

Bumgarner didn't allow the Royals offense or run game to gain any momentum at all. As the Boys In Blue were deflated, so was the crowd. The only bright spots for the Boys In Blue were found in the solid relief innings from Danny Duffy and Tim Collins and when a slumping Salvador Perez hit a seventh inning homerun.

The Royals hope to bounce back and start another win streak as they send young phenom Yordano Ventura to the hill against the experienced Jake Peavy in game two. World Series action continues tomorrow (Oct. 22) at 7 p.m. CT on FOX.

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