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Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Panik delivers as Giants beat Royals 2-1 in 11 innings

Panik delivers as Giants beat Royals 2-1 in 11 innings

Royals manager Ned Yost is not reminiscing about the 2014 World Series with the Giants back in town.

The San Francisco Giants 26-year-old left-hander was named the 2014 World Series Most Valuable Player, going 2-0 with a save and a 0.43 ERA in nearly singlehandedly beating the Kansas City Royals. Alcides Escobar highlighted his three-hit performance with an RBI single in the ninth inning of Sunday's 1-0 triumph, marking just his third multi-hit effort of the season. Cain walked the next batter, but set down the next seven to leave after seven innings with the game knotted at 1. The Royals went 1-for-11 with runner in scoring position and that hit failed to produce a run.

Whit Merrifield, who was called up earlier Tuesday, gave the Royals a 1-0 lead with a homerun in the 5th inning. Jason Hammel only allowed one run and that came in the sixth inning on Hunter Pence's run-scoring single.

Bochy said in a text message to The Associated Press that he was doing well following the procedure in San Diego. He also underwent a heart procedure in February 2015 and was hospitalized again last summer.

Posey missed six games and most of a seventh after Arizona's Taijuan Walker hit him in the helmet with a 94-mph fastball in the first inning of the April 10 home opener. When they activated Buster Posey from the disabled list before Tuesday night's game they designated catcher Tim Federowicz for assignment. He resumed swinging before Tuesday night's game. Kansas City was behind their baseball team all the way and while this is only a two-game series, it'd be nice to see the Royals sweep the series and get some minor revenge on the Giants for ruining the original fairy tale. Bumgarner will start Wednesday in the finale of the Giants' two-game interleague series against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Scott Alexander took the loss in two innings of work.

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