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Probable Pitchers

San Francisco Giants @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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    Madison Bumgarner, last 3 starts
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    Madison Bumgarner, regular season
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    Madison Bumgarner, last 5 years vs. KC
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After winning the NLCS MVP Award, Bumgarner gets the ball for a Game 1 on the road in a second consecutive series. The southpaw hasn't allowed a postseason run away from home in an MLB-record 26 2/3 innings, a streak that dates back to 2010.

James Shields, RHP
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    James Shields, last 3 starts
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    James Shields, regular season
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Shields gets the Game 1 call for the third time this postseason, after starting the Wild Card win over the A's and Game 1 vs. the O's in the ALCS. In between he beat the Halos to close out the ALDS, putting together a 5.63 ERA over the three outings.

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San Francisco Giants @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Jake Peavy, RHP
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    Jake Peavy, last 3 starts
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    Jake Peavy, regular season
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    Jake Peavy, last 5 years vs. KC
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Peavy's career postseason numbers aren't pretty -- he's 1-3 with a 7.03 ERA, but he was solid in Game 2 of the NLDS against Washington. In his lone NLCS start, Peavy only lasted four innings, allowing two runs before being removed for a pinch-hitter.

Yordano Ventura, RHP
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    Yordano Ventura, last 5 years vs. SF
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Most recently, Ventura started Game 2 of the ALCS against Baltimore, allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings of a no-decision. His best postseason performance came in Game 2 of the ALDS, when he shut down the Angels for one run in seven innings.

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Kansas City Royals @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
To Be Announced

Tim Hudson, RHP
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    Tim Hudson, last 3 starts
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    Tim Hudson, regular season
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    Tim Hudson, last 5 years vs. KC
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After 16 seasons, Hudson finally gets a chance to start on baseball's biggest stage. The veteran righty makes his Fall Classic debut, coming off a pair of no-decisions in Giants victories. He allowed four runs in 6 1/3 against St. Louis in the NLCS.

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Kansas City Royals @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
To Be Announced

Ryan Vogelsong, RHP
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    Ryan Vogelsong, last 3 starts
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    Ryan Vogelsong, regular season
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    Ryan Vogelsong, last 5 years vs. KC
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Typically a postseason force, Vogelsong struggled against St. Louis in the NLCS, lasting just three innings in Game 4. He entered that outing having allowed one run or fewer in five straight starts to begin his postseason career -- an MLB record.

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