The San Francisco Giants scored multiple runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, busting open a 4-4 tie on their way to an 11-4 victory over the Royals on Saturday night in game 4 of the World Series.
The Royals jumped out a 4-1 lead in the third inning chasing Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong, but San Francisco got a run back in the bottom of the inning and then two more in the fifth off starter Jason Vargas and reliever Jason Frasor.
Brian Finnegan, the rookie lefty who was one of the pitching heroes in game three, got hammered for three runs in the sixth all with two outs. The turning point came after Finnegan got Hunter Pence to ground into a force out at home for the second out of the sixth. However, with the bases still loaded, Pablo Sandoval reached on an outside pitch to drive it to right center scoring the go ahead runs. Brandon Belt followed with a single to make it 7-4.
Finnegan and Tim Collins were victimized for another four runs in the seventh. Finnegan took the loss.
Giants rookie second baseman Joe Panik drove in two runs while going 2 for 4. Pence drove in three with three hits and Sandoval’s two run single proved to be the game winning hit.