A celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent in some areas with people injured by gunfire, officers hurt by bottles thrown by revelers, and police making arrests. It's the Giants. They do this all the time,'' San Francisco native Barbra Norris, 54, said of the team's odds-defying win in an away game played the night after a crushing shutout in Kansas City. Violence left three people injured in separate incidents, two by gunshots and one in a stabbing, police spokesman officer Gordon Shyy said.
Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and ruffled the pitcher's long, scraggly locks. They were about the only ones who could touch Bumgarner in this World Series. The 25-year-old Bumgarner capped off a most splendid October and earned MVP honors Wednesday night, pitching five scoreless innings of relief in Game 7 as the Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2.
Madison Bumgarner will have to settle for the longest save in World Series history rather than a Game 7 win. Bumgarner was originally credited by the official scorers with the win after throwing five innings of shutout relief to close out San Francisco's 3-2 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday night. After consulting with the Elias Sports Bureau, Bumgarner was credited with the save instead and reliever Jeremy Affeldt got the win for his first career Series decision. Under rule 10.17, the only way a pitcher does not get the win when he is in the game when the winning run scores is if he is a starter and did not go five innings or was ''ineffective in a brief appearance.'' Affeldt pitched 2 1-3 scoreless innings in relief of Tim Hudson and therefore earned the win.
Madison Bumgarner punctuated his World Series performance for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third championship in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. I was just thinking about getting outs, getting outs, until I couldn't get them anymore and we needed someone else,'' Bumgarner said in a monotone that made it sound as though he was talking about batting practice. Bumgarner had retired 14 in a row when Alex Gordon sent a drive to center field. The pitcher pointed his glove in the air, thinking it could be the final out, but the ball fell in front of Gregor Blanco for a single.
Giants fans gathered in the streets of San Francisco uncorked the champagne, lit bonfires, danced in a mosh pit and hugged strangers on Wednesday as their team scored its third World Series win in as many championship appearances, a triumph as comfortable as the warm October air and made all the more gratifying by its arrival at the end of a seventh, winner-takes-all 3-2 game. It's the Giants. They do this all the time,'' San Francisco native Barbra Norris, 54, said of the team's odds-defying win in an away game played the night after a crushing shutout in Kansas City. Across from San Francisco City Hall, where the exterior lights had been glowing orange all week, more than 9,000 people gathered in an outdoor plaza where the city had set up a Jumbotron and a vendor sold hot dogs but no beer.
Hunter Pence herded his teammates into the center of a clubhouse that was ready to pop. As the Giants hollered and hugged, he kept asking: ''Is everybody here? Uncork 'em! Suddenly, the spray of success soaked this bunch of World Series winners from San Francisco. Pence was in the middle of it all, as always, and Pablo Sandoval wasn't far behind Wednesday night after the Giants beat Kansas City 3-2 in Game 7.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner's World Series performance earned him a spot in the Hall of Fame - well, at least for his caps.
The first call to be overturned in the World Series under Major League Baseball's expanded replay rules occurred during a double play in the third inning of Game 7. Eric Hosmer hit a grounder and second baseman Joe Panik made a nice diving stop, flipping the ball with his glove to shortstop Brandon Crawford covering the bag. Crawford's throw to first base arrived just as Hosmer crossed the bag, and first base umpire Eric Cooper called Hosmer safe.
After long waits to make their World Series debuts, Tim Hudson and Jeremy Guthrie will get another opportunity to pitch Wednesday night. Guthrie, who had never reached the postseason before this year, will be on the mound for Kansas City in Game 7. Once again, he will face the 39-year-old Hudson, who finally made it to the World Series with San Francisco after 16 seasons in the majors. As a big leaguer, you think about it,'' said Hudson, set to become the oldest Game 7 starter in Series history.
Police in Las Vegas say no crime was committed when former major league slugger Jose Canseco shot himself in the finger in what he and investigators say was an accident. The former Oakland Athletics outfielder tweeted a photo Wednesday of his heavily bandaged left hand and said he was recovering at home. Canseco's fiancee, Leila Knight, was also active on social media urging friends to pray for his finger. Police say Knight was in the house Tuesday afternoon when the gun discharged as Canseco was cleaning in it the kitchen.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Television ratings for the Royals' lopsided World Series victory were by far the lowest ever for a Game 6.