KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tempers flared. The benches cleared. A fight nearly broke out. And a World Series with little verve finally got the jolt it needed Wednesday.
Omar Infante’s two-run home run set off the extracurricular activities and capped a massive sixth inning for the Kansas City Royals, who avenged a Game 1 defeat with a 7-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants in front of a raucous 40,446 at Kauffman Stadium.
Giants reliever Hunter Strickland, who allowed a two-run double to Salvador Perez a batter before Infante, exchanged words with Perez as he rounded the bases on the home run. While unclear who or what prompted the jawing, it grew from stares and words to Strickland challenging Perez to meet him on the mound. Perez declined the invitation, though players from both teams spilled onto the field in case further displays of misplaced manliness manifested themselves.
Alas, cooler heads prevailed, and the Royals simply settled for their biggest inning this postseason. Starter Read More »from Royals even World Series as benches clear in 7-2 victory