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Probable Pitchers

San Francisco Giants @ Kansas City Royals

, Kauffman Stadium
Madison Bumgarner, LHP
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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 the 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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Shields gets the Game 1 call for the third time this postseaon, 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 Angels 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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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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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, 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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