SI's Best Photos From Game 2 of the 2014 World Series
October 23, 2014
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The Kansas City Royals evened the World Series at 1-1 on a night when they scored five runs in the 6th inning, including this one by Lorenzo Cain that made it a 3-2 game.
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Omar Infante drills a two-run shot to give the Royals their final runs. The homer came against Hunter Strickland, who has now allowed five this postseason.
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Salvador Perez exchanges words with Hunter Stickland (not pictured) after the Giants reliever got a little testy after surrendering a two-run homer to Omar Infante.
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Eric Hosmer dives to first to get Gregor Blanco out in the third inning.
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Blanco had homered in the first inning. He finished the night 1-for-4.
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Michael Morse breaks his bat on a foul ball.
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Brandon Belt is tagged out at second by Omar Infante after going halfway to third on a flyout to right.
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Lorenzo Cain attempts to reel in a ball off the bat of Pablo Sandoval.
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The ball bounced off Lorenzo Cain's glove before he slammed into the wall, enabling Pablo Sandoval to reach base on a double.
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With the game tied at 2-2 in the sixth inning, defensive replacement Jarrod Dyson failed to complete this catch.
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Fortunately for Dyson, the Royals got out of the inning without surrendering a run.
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Lorenzo Cain gets back to first before Brandon Belt can apply the tag.
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Travis Ishikawa was forced out at second by Alcides Escobar in the fifth inning.
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Game 1 standout Hunter Pence has but one hit in Wednesday's contest.
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Lorenzo Cain reaches second safely with the first of four doubles the Royals had in Game 2.
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Hunter Pence attempts in vain to make a play on a foul ball.
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Billy Butler broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI single off Jean Machi, who had replaced starter Jake Peavy.
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Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar helped Kansas City hold San Francisco to two runs and snap the Giants run of seven consecutive World Series wins.
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Gregor Blanco became the 10th player to open a World Series game with a home run when he drilled a 98mph fastball by Yordano Ventura, the first rookie to make a start in the Fall Classic in Royals history.
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Gregor Blanco is congratulated by teammates after giving the Giants a 1-0 lead.
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George Brett threw out the first pitch in Game 2.
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