kauffman stadiumA couple Wild Card teams meeting in the World Series sounds kind of great to me. Should it have been the Angels and the Nationals? Sure, probably. But that’s not the way the playoffs work, and that’s not necessarily the most fun thing.

This is fun.

Game Info

San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals, 7:00 CT on FOX

Game Thread

This is it, folks. Down there. Those comments. Go nuts.

Starting Pitchers

Madison Bumgarner (2.98 ERA, 3.05 FIP, 2.99 xFIP; 5.09 K/BB)


James Shields (3.21 ERA, 3.59 FIP, 3.56 xFIP; 4.09 K/BB)

San Francisco Giants Lineup

1. Gregor Blanco, CF

2. Joe Panik, 2B

3. Buster Posey, C

4. Pablo Sandoval, 3B

5. Hunter Pence, RF

6. Brandon Belt, 1B

7. Michael Morse, DH

8. Travis Ishikawa, LF

9. Brandon Crawford, SS

Kansas City Royals Lineup

1. Alcides Escobar, SS

2. Nori Aoki, RF

3. Lorenzo Cain, CF

4. Eric Hosmer, 1B

5. Billy Butler, DH

6. Alex Gordon, LF

7. Salvador Perez, C

8. Omar Infante, 2B

9. Mike Moustakas, 3B