Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in the Giants' 7-1 win over the Royals during Game 1 of the World Series.
Sandoval hit an RBI-double in the first inning of Tuesday night's game and got the Giants off to a hot start. He has a knack for being able to hit well during the postseason and proved it once again during Game 1 of the World Series. After Tuesday's strong showing, Sandoval raised his postseason average to .333 over 48 at-bats. Analyst: David Kerr View Profile
Hunter Pence went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and two RBI in the Giants' 7-1 win over the Royals during Game 1 of the World Series.
As one of the most consistent players in baseball, this type of performance should come as no surprise. Pence hit his first home run of the postseason on Tuesday night and raised his average to .286. The best thing about Pence from a fantasy perspective is that he does a little bit of everything and he doesn't hurt you in any category. He'll likely be underrated once again headed into next season. Analyst: David Kerr View Profile
Madison Bumgarner gave up one run on three hits while striking out five and walking one over seven innings in the Giants' 7-1 win over the Royals during Game 1 of the World Series.
Bumgarner was dominate over seven innings on Tuesday night and stifled the Royals' eight game playoff win streak. The dominate lefty has gone at least seven innings in each of his five playoff spots and owns a 1.40 ERA over 38.2 innings pitched. He is in line to start Game 5 of the World Series if necessary. Analyst: David Kerr View Profile
Michael Morse will be the DH in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.
Appears Morse is over his oblique injury that limited him early in the postseason. Good thing for the Giants that the World Series opens in the AL park and he can enter the lineup as a DH. Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson View Profile
Manager Bruce Bochy said Tim Lincecum threw a bullpen session Sunday and it went well.
The bullpen session was to keep Lincecum's arm fresh for the World Series. He is not expected to start in any of the games during the World Series, instead, the Giants will use him as a reliever. Analyst: Mark Kaplan View Profile
Madison Bumgarner will start Game 1 of the World Series.
Mad-Bum has been sensational during the postseason by allowing only five earned runs in 22.2 innings pitched (three starts). This will also give him the opportunity to start in game five, if the series last that long. Analyst: Mark Kaplan View Profile