Butler, Perez and Infante each knock in two runs, and Kansas City's powerful bullpen shut out the Giants in the final four innings of a 7-2 win over San Francisco. The series resumes Friday.
Ever since the giant Shuttlecocks art exhibit was installed in the 1990s, Kansas City professional sports teams haven't been able to win a national championship. And there are some who believe the exhibit is to blame.
The Giants won 7-1 against the Royals in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night. San Francisco snapped Kansas City's streak of eight-straight wins.
A three-run first inning was all San Francisco needed to top Kansas City and steal home field advantage. They tacked on another four runs anyway to win 7-1.
Game one of the World Series begins tonight between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. Relief pitching and scrappy play by both teams are expected to make the series close.
What's in a name? Bob Petersen, president and CEO of the American Royal, tells Robert Siegel where the local baseball team got their name and why the main event this week is not at Kauffman Stadium.
In San Francisco, there's a lot of confidence. In Kansas City, which gets its first shot at the championship rings in nearly 30 years, the excitement is palpable.
The Olympian was convicted of culpable homicide last month — rather than a more serious charge of premeditated murder — for the 2013 fatal shooting of Reeva Steenkamp in his home.
Game One of the World Series is Tuesday night between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants. The Giants are playing in their third World Series in the last five years, and it's the first for the Royals since 1985. Steve Inskeep gets a preview from NPR's Tom Goldman.
The Kansas City Royals are the surprise team in the World Series, which reminded NPR's Brian Naylor of the series he attended 45 years ago, when the Miracle New York Mets upset the favored Baltimore Orioles.
The Boston Bruins bounced back from their worst defensive performance of the season with their first shutout victory.
Georgia running back Todd Gurley and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston are under investigation after an autograph-authentication business certified their signatures on thousands of items. But, as Michael Weinreb tells Bill Littlefield, it’s the image of the NCAA that’s taking the biggest hit from the scandal.