Scene shifts to California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Game 3 of the World Series is set for tonight in San Francisco with the Royals and Giants tied at one-all after a split in KC. While the Royals send Jeremy Guthrie to the hill, the Giants go with Tim Hudson, who at age 39 makes it to baseball’s biggest stage for the first time. That’s after 16 years, 214 regular-season wins and seven failed trips to the postseason.
Guthrie has also had a long wait just to get to the playoffs. He made his first postseason appearance at age 35 when he allowed one run in five innings of a no-decision against Baltimore in Game 3 of the ALCS. That start is Guthrie’s only outing the past four weeks; he did not pitch in the division series sweep against the Angels.
If neither team sweeps the three games in San Francisco, the series will shift back to Kansas City for Game 6 next Tuesday.