SI's Best Photos From Game 1 of the 2014 World Series
October 21, 2014
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Hunter Pence hit the first home run in the 2014 World Series, taking James Shields deep for a two-run shot in the first inning.
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Pablo Sandoval, left, congratulates Hunter Pence after his two-run home run.
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Buster Posey delivers a hit in the Giants' three-run first inning.
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Kansas City fans jostle for a foul ball in the first World Series game in that city since 1985.
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Buster Posey is tagged out by Salvador Perez while trying to score on a Pablo Sandoval double.
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Salvador Perez had plenty of time on the relay throw from Omar Infante to easily tag out Buster Posey.
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Gregor Blanco makes a sterling catch in helping to keep the Royals scoreless early on. Kansas City didn't score until the seventh inning.
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Shortstop Brandon Crawford was charged with an error on this play.
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Lorenzo Cain runs down a Pablo Sandoval line drive in the third inning.
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Madison Bumgarner delivers a pitch at Kauffman Stadium, the site of Game 1.
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Madison Baumgarner continued his dominance on the road, extending his major-league record for consecutive scoreless innings to 32 2/3 away from home until Salvador Perez went yard in the seventh inning.
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It was that kind of night for Norichika Aoki and the Royals, who lost their first game in nine outings in the 2014 postseason.
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James Shields was lifted after pitching to three batters in the fourth inning. He yielded five earned runs and struck out only one in his shortest outing since 2008.
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Salvador Perez argues with the umpire as he is tagged by Buster Posey.
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Royals right fielder Norichika Aoki couldn't get to this ball in time, resulting in a triple by Joe Panik.
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Joe Panik heads to third on a RBI triple in the seventh inning.
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Pablo Sandoval, the World Series MVP in 2012, delivered this RBI single in the seventh.
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Salvador Perez rounds the bases after hitting a solo homer to put Kansas City on the scoreboard.
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A video cameraman follows Perez across home plate after the catcher scored the Royals only run of the night.
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The Kansas City fans were out in force.
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A Royals fan shows his support.
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The Royals won the World Series in 1985 and hadn't returned to the Fall Classic until this year.
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