2014 World Series Game 5
Kansas City Royals @ San Francisco Giants
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 8:07 ET
Because of the Giants' comeback (and eventual pull away) last night, we know this series will return to Kansas City for at least a Game 6. Which team will hold the 3-2 series lead though???
It's more important for the Giants to win tonight, because a team returning home down 3-2 (as the Royals would be if they lose tonight) has gone on to win Games 6 and 7 in 43% of such World Series, but a team returning home up 3-2 (as the Royals would be if they win tonight) has gone on to win 81% of the time. Short version: A San Francisco win tonight means this series is a crap shoot, but a Kansas City win means they're big favorites.
|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|