Bullet Points From Today’s Mariners Game

  • 9th straight Opening Day win for the Mariners
  • Seth Smith becomes the 1st M’s player to have 3 extra-base hits on Opening Day (2 doubles and a triple).
  • Dustin Ackley hits his 2nd career home run on Opening Day. 1st Opening Day home run occurred in 2012 season when the M’s played the A’s in Japan.
  • Felix Hernandez earned his 6th win in 8 Opening Day starts. 3rd time Felix has had 10 or more strikeouts in an Opening Day start (2007 and 2014). Hernandez has recorded a quality start in each Opening Day appearance
  • 1 player drove in 2 or more runs (Seth Smith 2)
  • 3 players had multiple hit games (Seth Smith 3, Austin Jackson 2 and Brad Miller 2)
  • For the 2nd straight Opening Day Mike Trout hit a home run off Felix Hernandez and for the 2nd straight year the Mariners have won the game.

Non-Roster Invitees With Big League Experience

Baltimore Orioles- Dane De La Rosa, Mark Hendrickson, Steve Johnson, Chaz Roe, J.P. Arencibia, Ryan Lavarnway, Paul Janish, Chris Parmelee, Nolan Reimold and Matt Tuiasosopo.

Boston Red Sox- Mitchell Boggs, Dana Eveland, Felipe Paulino, Luke Montz, Humberto Quintero, Jeff Bianchi, Brian LaHair, Jemile Weeks and Quintin Berry.

New York Yankees- Andrew Bailey, Scott Baker, Kyle Davies, Wilking Rodriguez, Eddy Rodriguez, Cole Figueroa and Nick Noonan.

Tampa Bay Rays- Ronald Belisario, Brandon Gomes, Jhan Martinez, Jordan Norberto, Everett Teaford, Bobby Wilson, Vince Belnome, Alexi Casilla, Juan Francisco, Corey Brown, Joey Butler and Eugenio Velez.

Toronto Blue Jays- Andrew Albers, Greg Burke, Cory Burns, Jeff Francis, Gregory Infante, Wilton Lopez, Daric Barton, Jonathan Diaz, Jake Fox, Munenori Kawasaki, Ramon Santiago, Ezequiel Carrera, Andy Dirks and Caleb Gindl.

Chicago White Sox- Matt Albers, Jairo Asencio, Scott Carroll, Jesse Crain, Logan Kensing, J.D Martin, Brad Penny, Zach Phillips, Joe Savery, George Kottaras, Geovany Soto, Juan Diaz, Andy LaRoche and Michael Taylor.

Cleveland Indians- Bruce Chen, Scott Downs, Jeff Manship, Shaun Marcum, Nick Maronde, Bryan Price, Michael Roth, Anthony Swarzak, Brett Hayes, Adam Moore, Michael Martinez, Ryan Rohlinger and Jerry Sands.

Detroit Tigers- Alberto Cabrera, Rafael Dolis, Joel Hanrahan, Luke Putkonen, Miguel Gonzalez, Manny Pina, Josh Wilson and Xavier Avery.

Kansas City Royals- Joe Blanton, Brian Broderick, Casey Coleman, Chris Dwyer, Ryan Madson, Joe Paterson, J.C. Boscan, Ryan Jackson, Ryan Roberts and Moises Sierra.

Minnesota Twins- Blaine Boyer, Mark Hamburger, Doug Bernier, Argenis Diaz, Eric Farris and Shane Robinson.

Houston Astros- Darin Downs, Roberto Hernandez, Joe Thatcher, Dan Johnson and Gregorio Petit.

Los Angeles Angels- Frank Herrmann, Matt Lindstrom, Ryan Mattheus, Alex Sanabia, Atahualpa Severino, Scott Snodgress, Adam Wilk, Jackson Williams, Marc Krauss, Ryan Wheeler, Roger Kieschnick and Alfredo Marte.

Oakland A’s- Barry Zito, Brad Mills, Rudy Owens, Fernando Rodriguez, Ryan Verdugo, Kevin Whelan, Bryan Anderson, Luke Carlin, Andy Parrino, Niuman Romero and Jason Pridie.

Seattle Mariners- Justin Germano, Mark Lowe, Rafael Perez, John Baker, Carlos Rivero, Endy Chavez, Franklin Gutierrez and Shawn O’Malley.

Texas Rangers- Anthony Bass, Michael Kirkman, David Martinez, Russ Ohlendorf, Juan Carlos Oviedo, Ross Wolf, Jamey Wright, Chris Gimenez, Kyle Blanks, Thomas Field, Ed Lucas, Ryan Ludwick, Carlos Peguero, Antoan Richardson and Nate Schierholtz.

Atlanta Braves- Matt Capps, Michael Kohn, Wandy Rodriguez, Eric Stults, Donnie Veal, Jose Veras, Chien-Ming Wang, John Buck, Jesus Flores, Pedro Ciriaco, Kelly Johnson, Cedric Hunter and Eric Young Jr.

Miami Marlins- Nick Masset, Vin Mazzaro, Pat Misch, Chris Narveson, Ryan Reid, Vinny Rottino, Jhonatan Solano, Reid Brignac, Don Kelly, Scott Sizemore, Jordany Valdespin, Tyler Colvin, Cole Gillespie and Reed Johnson.

New York Mets- Buddy Carlyle, Scott Rice, Johnny Monell, Brandon Allen and Alex Castellanos.

Philadelphia Phillies- Paul Clemens, Jeanmar Gomez, Sean O’Sullivan, Kevin Slowey, John Hester, Koyie Hill, Andres Blanco, Russ Canzler, Chase d’Arnaud, Chris McGuiness, Chris Nelson, Cord Phelps, Brian Bogusevic, Jeff Francoeur, Darin Mastroianni and Xavier Paul.

Washington Nationals- Heath Bell, Bruce Billings, Manny Delcarmen, Eric Fornataro, Evan Meek, Steve Lerud, Emmanuel Burriss, Mike Carp, Kila Ka’aihue, Clint Robinson, Ian Stewart and Dan Uggla.

Chicago Cubs- Daniel Bard, Francisley Bueno, Jorge De Leon, Gonzalez Germen, Donn Roach, Taylor Teagarden, Jonathan Herrera, Chris Valaika, Logan Watkins, Mike Baxter and Adron Chambers.

Cincinnati Reds- Nate Adcock, Kevin Gregg, Jason Marquis, Jose Mijares, Kyle Skipworth, Ivan De Jesus, Chris Dominguez, Irving Falu, Josh Satin, Neftali Soto and Brennan Boesch.

Milwaukee Brewers- Brent Leach, Chris Perez, Dontrelle Willis, Pete Orr, Elian Herrera and Bryan Petersen.

Pittsburgh Pirates- Collin Balester, Charlie Leesman, Brad Lincoln, Clayton Richard, Josh Wall, Blake Wood, Wilkin Castillo, Steve Lombardozzi, Brent Morel, Gorkys Hernandez and Jose Tabata.

St. Louis Cardinals- John Gast, Miguel Socolovich, Carlos Villanueva, Scott Moore and Rafael Ortega.

Arizona Diamondbacks- Blake Beavan, Justin Marks, J.C. Ramirez, Dan Runzler, Blake Lalli, Jordan Pacheco, Matt Pagnozzi, Nick Evans, Nick Punto, Jamie Romak, Danny Worth, Nick Buss and Ben Francisco.

Colorado Rockies- John Axford, Rafael Betancourt, Buddy Boshers, Yohan Flande, Jair Jurrjens, Aaron Laffey, John Lannan, Brett Marshall, Justin Miller, Jose Ortega, Greg Schlosser, Audry Perez, Omar Quintanilla, Roger Bernadina and Matt McBride.

Los Angeles Dodgers- David Aardsma, Erik Bedard, Ryan Buchter, David Huff, Ben Rowen, Sergio Santos, Ali Solis, Erisbel Arruebarrena and Matt Carson.

San Diego Padres- Scott Elbert, Jason Lane, Marcus Mateo, Jose Valverde, Ramiro Pena, Brett Wallace and Jake Goebbert.

San Francisco Giants- Brett Bochy, Cory Gearrin, Juan Gutierrez, Curtis Partch, Guillermo Quiroz, Brandon Hicks, Carlos Truinfel and Justin Maxwell.

Stats From Game 7 Of The World Series

  • Giants win their 3 World Series title in the last 5 years.
  • 8th World Series title for the Giants
  • 1st team to win a road World Series Game 7 since the 1979 Pirates.
  • Madison Bumgarner logs the most innings in a single postseason at 50.2. 1st pitcher with 2 wins, a sub 0.50 ERA and 20 innings in a single World Series since Sandy Koufax (1965). Recorded the 1st 5 inning save in postseason history. 1st pitcher to record 2 wins, a shutout and a save in World Series.
  • Pablo Sandoval sets a single postseason record with 26 hits.
  • Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval tie Buck Herzog for most hits by a Giant in a single World Series with 12.
  • Hunter Pence extends his World Series hit streak to 10 games.
  • Michael Morse becomes the 1st Giant to have multiple RBI in a World Series winner-take-all game.
  • 1st time in WS history that neither starting pitcher lasted more than 3.1 innings in the game.
  • Tim Hudson (39) is the oldest pitcher to start a winner-take-all World Series game.
  • 4 players had multiple hit games (Pablo Sandoval 3, Brandon Belt 2, Alex Gordon 2 and Hunter Pence 2)
  • 1 player batted in multiple runs (Michael Morse 2)
  • 1 player scored multiple runs (Pablo Sandoval 2)

Stats From Game 6 of World Series

  • Yordano Ventura is the 1st pitcher in Royals postseason history to a win with at least 7 scoreless innings and no more than 3 hits allowed. 7th rookie to win an elimination game, 1st since John Lackey in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series.
  • 10-0 is the largest World Series shutout since the Royals beat the Cardinals 11-0 in Game 7 of the 1985 WS.
  • The Royals 7 2nd inning runs are the most scored in a single World Series inning since the Giants scored 7 in 8th inning of Game 2 in the 2010 series.
  • Eric Hosmer ties Willie Wilson record for most hits in a single postseason for the Royals with 20.
  • Hunter Strickland becomes the 1st reliever to allow 6 home runs in a single postseason.
  • Lorenzo Cain drove in 3 runs in the game. Most by a Royal in a World Series game since Darryl Motley in Game 7 of the 1985 World Series.
  • Hunter Pence extends his World Series hit streak to 9 games.
  • Brandon Crawford extends his World Series hit streak to 8 games.
  • 6 players had multiple hit games (Lorenzo Cain 2, Alcides Escobar 2, Eric Hosmer 2, Omar Infante 2, Mike Moustakas 2 and Salvador Perez 2)
  • 3 players batted in multiple runs (Lorenzo Cain 3, Eric Hosmer 2 and Mike Moustakas 2)
  • 2 players scored multiple runs (Omar Infante 2 and Mike Moustakas 2)

Stats From Last Night’s Royals/Giants Game

  • The Giants are 1 win away from their 3rd World Series title in the last 5 years.
  • Hunter Pence extended his WS hit streak to 8 games and Brandon Crawford extended his WS hit streak to 7 games.
  • Madison Bumgarner becomes the 1st pitcher in World Series history to throw a complete game shutout in which he had at least 8 strikeouts with no walks. He becomes the 1st pitcher to win his first 4 World Series starts of his career since Lew Burdette (1957-1958 Braves). 1st World Series shutout since Josh Beckett in Game 6 of the 2003 WS. Bumgarner has logged 47.2 innings this postseason. He trails only Curt Schilling (48.1 innings in 2001) for most innings in a single postseason. His 0.29 WS ERA is lowest of any pitcher with a minimum of 5 WS starts.
  • 4 players had multiple hit games (Brandon Crawford 2, Travis Ishikawa 2, Hunter Pence 2 and Pablo Sandoval (2)
  • 2 players had multiple RBI games (Brandon Crawford 3 and Juan Perez 2)
  • 2 players scored multiple runs (Hunter Pence 2 and Pablo Sandoval 2)

Stats From Game 2 Of The Giants/Royals Series

  • 7th win for the Royals’ bullpen this postseason.
  • Royals are 5-0 when scoring in the 1st inning this postseason.
  • Gregor Blanco becomes the 1st Giant to lead off a World Series game with a home run in team history.
  • Omar Infante hit his 1st postseason in 145 postseason at-bats.
  • Pablo Sandoval reached base in his 25th consecutive postseason game.
  • Hunter Strickland gave up his 5th home run of the postseason.
  • Royals scored 5 runs in the 6th inning. This the highest scoring inning in the World Series since a 7 run 8th inning for the Giants in Game 2 of the 2010 WS.
  • Hunter Pence has reached base in his last 15 postseason games.
  • The Giants used 5 pitchers in the 6th inning.
  • Most runs scored by the Royals (7) in a World Series game since scoring 11 in Game 7 of the 1985 WS.
  • 3 players had multiple-hit games (Billy Butler 2, Lorenzo Cain 2 and Alcides Escobar 2)
  • 3 players drove in multiple runs (Billy Butler 2, Omar Infante 2 and Salvador Perez 2 )
  • 2 players scored multiple runs (Lorenzo Cain 2 and Omar Infante 2)

Stats From Game 1 Of The World Series Between Giants & Royals

  • 7th consecutive World Series win for the Giants
  • 1st loss of this postseason for the Royals
  • Giants have not lost a postseason road game 1 since 1997 NLDS against the Marlins. 46th road team to win game 1 of the series
  • Hunter Pence becomes the 1st Giant to hit a World Series home run since Buster Posey in Game 4 of the 2012 World Series
  • Salvador Perez becomes the 1st Royal to hit a World Series home run since Frank White in Game 3 of the 1985 World Series
  • Joe Panik becomes the 1st rookie since Willie Mcgee in 1982 to hit 2 triples in a single postseason
  • Madison Bumgarner’s World Series scoreless inning streak was snapped at 21 innings
  • Pablo Sandoval has reached base in 24 straight postseason games and set the all-time record for most extra-base hits in his postseason career at 17.
  • 2 players had multiple-hit games (Hunter Pence 2 and Pablo Sandoval 2)
  • 2 players had multiple RBI games (Hunter Pence 2 and Pablo Sandoval 2)
  • 2 players scored multiple runs (Gregor Blanco 2 and Hunter Pence 2)

Stats From Last Night’s Cardinals/Giants Game

  • 1st trip to the World Series for the Giants since 2012. Won the LCS in 3 of the last 5 seasons.
  • The Giants have won 15 of their last 17 postseason games.
  • Travis Ishikawa become the 1st Giant to hit a walk-off home run to send the team to the World Series since Bobby Thomson in 1951. 9th series deciding walk-off homer in postseason history (Bill Mazeroski (1960), Chris Chambliss (1976), Joe Carter (1993), Todd Pratt (1999), Aaron Boone (2003), David Ortiz (2004), Chris Burke (2005) and Magglio Ordonez (2006). Becomes the 4th player to hit a walk-off home run to clinch the LCS (Chris Chmabliss (1976), Aaron Boone (2003) and Magglio Ordonez (2006).
  • Giants hit 3 home runs in the game. 1st 3 home runs of the series and the 1st homers since Brandon Belt’s home run in Game 2 of the NLDS
  • 8 of the 9 combined runs were scored via the long ball
  • Madison Bumgarner becomes the 1st Giant pitcher to win NLCS MVP since award was given out in 1977
  • Michael Morse hits the 1st Giant pinch hit home run since J.T. Snow in the 2000 NLDS.
  • 3 player had multiple hit games (Gregor Blanco 2, Jon Jay 2 and Pablo Sandoval 2)
  • 2 players had multiple RBI games (Travis Ishikawa 3 and Joe Panik 2)
  • 1 player scored multiple runs (Tony Cruz 2)

Stats From Last Night’s Cardinals/Giants Game

  • Giants won their 14th postseason game out of the last 16
  • Buster Posey batted in 3 runs in last night’s game. The Giants have had consecutive games having a player bat in 3 runs (Travis Ishikawa in Game 3)
  • Kolten Wong becomes the 1st Cardinal rookie to have 6 extra base hits in 1 postseason. He hit a double and home run in last night’s game.
  • Yusmeiro Petit recorded his 2nd win out of the bullpen of the postseason. He went 3 innings of scoreless relief. Petit has thrown 9 innings of scoreless relief with 11 strikeouts in the postseason.
  • Giants bullpen has pitched 9.1 innings of scoreless relief over the last 2 games
  • 6 players had multiple hit games (Matt Holliday 3, Matt Adams 2, Brandon Crawford 2, Hunter Pence 2, Buster Posey 2 and Kolten Wong)
  • 2 players had multiple RBI games (Buster Posey 3 and Kolten Wong 2)
  • 2 players scored multiple runs (Gregor Blanco 2 and Kolten Wong 2)

Stats From Yesterday’s Orioles/Royals Game

  • Royals win their 11th straight postseason game and 8th straight game of this postseason.
  • 1st trip to the World Series since 1985 for KC.
  • Greg Holland recorded a save in all 4 games of the series.
  • Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Holland went a combined 3.2 innings/2 hits/0 runs/1 walks/2 strikeouts in yesterday’s game. The trio went a combined 14.2 innings/9 hits/1 run/ 1 earned run/2 walks/15 strikeouts in the series.
  • Same score as Game 3 at 1-2.
  • Orioles recorded only 1 QS in 7 games this postseason.
  • Royals scored both of their runs in the 1st inning on a grounder to 1st base by Eric Hosmer. 1st baseman Steve Pearce threw the ball home and got by the catcher allowing 2 runs to score.
  • 1 player had a multiple hit game (Alcides Escobar 2)
  • Ned Yost becomes the 1st manager to win his 1st 8 postseason games
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