The Royals grabbed a 3-0 lead in the sixth inning as Alex Gordon broke out of a mini slump with a run scoring double and then he scored when Eric Hosmer got his first hit of the World Series in a dramatic 11-pitch at-bat.
The Giants came rallying back against winner Jeremy Guthrie and Royals manager Ned Yost went too early to Kelvin Herrera. Or at least I thought he did. However his rookie lefty, Brandon Finnegan bailed him out in the seventh and Wade Davis and Greg Holland finished off the final six outs for a 3-2 win and 2-1 lead in the World Series.
In late September, with an eye on the postseason,Yost stretched out Herrera in back to back games against Detroit to see how he could handle working more than just one inning.