Royals beat Giants 7-2 in Game 2 of World Series
Blanco leads off with bang
Gregor Blanco got Game 2 started with a leadoff home run to right off of Yordano Ventura on the eighth pitch of the at-bat.
Posey wins Round 1
The vaunted Royals' running game wasn't able to get going in Game 1, but Alcides Escobar reached on an infield hit to lead off the bottom of the first inning. With Lorenzo Cain batting, he tried to steal second, but Buster Posey threw him out.
Royals tie Game 2
Lorenzo Cain doubled to left, Eric Hosmer walked and Billy Butler singled past Brandon Crawford to tie the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the first.
Royals take the lead
Alcides Escobar put the Royals up 2-1 in the bottom of the second with a double down the right field line, scoring Omar Infante from second base.
Belt drives in Sandoval
Pablo Sandoval led off the top of the fourth with a double to deep center. After Hunter Pence grounded out to shortstop, Brandon Belt doubled to right to tie the game at 2-2.
Ventura goes 5.1
In his World Series debut, rookie Yordano Ventura made it through 5.1 innings against the Giants in Game 2. Ventura's final line: (ND) 5.1 IP, 8 H, 2 Er, 0 BB, 2 K, 87 pitches.
Peavy done after 5+
Jake Peavy gave the Giants a solid performance, but was pulled from the game after allowing the first two batters of the sixth inning to reach. Peavy's final line: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 66 pitches.
Royals re-take lead
Jean Machi relieved Peavy and gave up a base hit to Billy Butler, allowing Lorenzo Cain to score, giving the Royals a 3-2 lead.
Royals tee off on Strickland
Bruce Bochy brought rookie Hunter Strickland in with runners on first and second. A wild pitch moved the runners up and then Salvador Perez doubled in both runners to give the Royals a 5-2 lead. The next batter, Omar Infante launched a two-run home run into the left field bullpen to increase the lead to 7-2.
Royals take Game 2
Royals closer Greg Holland recorded three strikeouts in the ninth to close out Kansas City's 7-2 win in Game 2 on Wednesday night.