The San Francisco Giants have done it again. They beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. The Giants also won World Series titles in 2010 and 2012. This is the first time a National League team has done this the St. Louis Cardinals pulled it off in 1942, 1944 and 1946.
Two days removed from throwing a complete game, four hit shutout, Madison Bumgarner came on in the fifth inning and threw five more shutout innings. The Royals did make it exciting with one out remaining when Alex Gordon singled and advanced to third on a error by Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco. But Bumgarner got Salvador Perez to pop out to Pablo Sandoval to put an end to the Royals' Cinderella season. Could this be Sandoval's last moment in a Giants uniform? He will be a free agent and would look good in a Red Sox uniform.
But the night belonged to MadBum who earned three of the four Giants' wins. He only gave up one run in 21 innings pitched. Although Hunter Pence went 12 for 26 during the Series, it was a no-brainer to name Bumgarner World Series MVP. MadBum, of course, also won the NLCS MVP.