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Giants take WS opener behind Bumgarner's gem
Madison Bumgarner
Madison Bumgarner threw seven innings of one-run ball.
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Madison Bumgarner added to his already extensive postseason resume with another masterful performance in Game 1 of the World Series on Monday.

The ace left-hander threw seven innings of one-run ball and got plenty of run support as the San Francisco Giants cooled off the streaking Kansas City Royals, 7-1, to take an early series lead in the Fall Classic.

The only blemish in another otherwise flawless performance by Bumgarner (1-0) came on Salvador Perez's two-out homer in the seventh, which ended his postseason road scoreless streak at 33 1/3 innings.  Full Story

Big Game Bumgarner delivers in Game 1
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - One pitcher came into the World Series with a reputation for pitching well in big games.

The other was James Shields.

San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner continued to cement his status as the best postseason pitcher in baseball on Tuesday, as he gave up one run over seven innings and the Giants rolled past Kansas City, 7-1, in Game 1 of the World Series.  Full Story

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