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Probable Pitchers

Kansas City Royals @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 3 starts
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    James Shields, last 5 years vs. SF
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Shields' postseason struggles continued in Game 1, as he gave up five runs on seven hits in three-plus innings. He has a 7.11 ERA in the playoffs, having allowed at least four runs while not making it through six in three of his four starts.

Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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Bumgarner continued his World Series dominance and cemented his status as the ace of the postseason in Game 1, firing seven three-hit innings in the Giants' 7-1 win. He struck out five and walked one, allowing one run on a Salvador Perez homer.

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San Francisco Giants @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Jake Peavy, RHP
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The Giants could use a little length from Peavy. He never has lasted more than 5 2/3 innings in any of his eight postseason starts with San Diego, Boston and the Giants.

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San Francisco Giants @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Tim Hudson, RHP
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    Tim Hudson, last 3 starts
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    Tim Hudson, regular season
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    Tim Hudson, last 5 years vs. KC
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Hudson's home-road splits are odd -- and not entirely unfavorable for the Giants, since he'll be pitching in K.C. Hudson was 5-5 at home and 4-8 on the road during the regular season. Yet he compiled a 3.23 ERA on the road, compared to 3.94 at home.

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