KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ned Yost wanted a seven-game World Series. Now he's got it.
The Kansas City Royals pummeled the San Francisco Giants 10-0 in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night, setting up a winner-takes-all one-game championship showdown Wednesday night at 8:07 p.m. ET at Kauffman Stadium.
Earlier in the week, with the series tied at two games apiece, Yost, the Royals' manager, professed that he secretly wanted a seven-game series, just for the thrill of it. And now baseball has just that, its absolute apex, a World Series game that will crown a champion for 2014.
Before the game, when asked about a hypothetical game Wednesday, Yost said: "There is tomorrow." It was not defensive so much as definitive, and behind a seven-run second inning and seven shutout innings from rookie starter Yordano Ventura, the Royals embodied Yost's prophecy.
The second inning began with an Alex Gordon single, followed with another from Salvador Perez and unknotted the scoreless tie with a MikeRead More »from Royals roll past Giants to force Game 7 in World Series