Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants
Game 3: Friday, 8:00 PM ET on FOX
Jeremy Guthrie (0-0, 1.80) vs. Tim Hudson (0-0, 3.29)
With the series tied at one game a piece, the Giants and Royals head west for three games at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Despite an 11 year major league career, this will be only the second career playoff start for Jeremy Gurthrie. He pitched five innings of one-run baseball during the ALCS against the Orioles, earning a no-decision in the Royals win.
He will be opposed by Tim Hudson, making his 12th career playoff start. Despite his 3.29 ERA over 13.2 inning in this years playoffs, he’s given up 14 hits over that span.
The Royals are 4-0 on the road this postseason, posting 2-0 marks in Anaheim in the ALDS and Baltimore in the ALCS.
Though the stakes are much higher this week, playing against the National League in 2014 was not an issue for the Royals, especially on the road. Kansas City posted a big league best 15-5 mark against the Senior Circuit, with all but four of those games occurring against the National League West.
The Giants enter tonight’s game having won nine of their last ten post season home games. Their only loss was in game three of the Division Series against the Nationals this season. The Giants have also won each of their last six World Series home games, their longest home winning streak in the Fall Classic. In fact, they haven’t dropped a World Series game at home since losing game three to the Anaheim Angels on Oct. 22nd, 2002.