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Remembering San Francisco Giants Run of World Series Success

Jake Mastroianni
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 4: Three of the San Francisco Giants World Series trophies sit on display during a retirement ceremony for pitcher Jeremy Affeldt
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 4: Three of the San Francisco Giants World Series trophies sit on display during a retirement ceremony for pitcher Jeremy Affeldt /
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KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 29: Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 29: Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

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After breezing through the first two World Series titles, the San Francisco Giants had to work a little harder against the Royals in 2014.

That was not the case in game one though as Bumgarner continued his dominant postseason performance by giving up just one run over seven innings on three hits.

The Giants jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first thanks to a two-run home run from Hunter Pence. They would score two more in both the fourth and seventh innings before the Royals scratched across a meaningless run.

The Royals bested the Giants 7-2 and 3-2 in the next two games to take a 2-1 series lead. Jake Peavy was not great in game two, and Tim Hudson ran out of gas in game three.

Ryan Vogelsong started game four but only last 2.2 innings giving up four runs. The bullpen was nails, holding them scoreless the rest of the way.

Entering the bottom of the fifth down 4-2, the Giants tied it up with a pair of runs thanks to an RBI single by Pence and a sacrifice fly by Juan Perez.

Back-to-back singles by Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Belt put the Giants up 7-4 in the sixth. Four more runs in the seventh put the game out of reach for good as the Giants won 11-4.

It was Bumgarner’s turn again in game five as he pitched a complete game shutout with eight strikeouts, while only allowing four hits.

Brandon Crawford got the Giants on the board with an RBI groundout in the second, and that’s all they would need. He would finish the game with three RBI and a couple of hits as they won 5-0.

Game six was a snoozefest as the Royals jumped out to a 7-0 lead int he second, scoring five runs off Peavy. They would force a game seven with a 10-0 win.

The Giants took an early 2-0 lead in the second inning of game seven thanks to RBI from Mike Morse and Brandon Crawford. But the Royals tied it up in the bottom half of the inning.

With the game on the line in the fourth, the Royals went to Kelvin Herrera. But Morse spoiled that plan with an RBI single that scored Sandoval.

And then it was MadBum time. The Giants ace came on in the fifth and shut down the Royals the rest of the way, allowing just two hits.

Alex Gordon managed to reach third base in the bottom of the ninth, but a foul pop up to Sandoval would give the Giants their third World Series title in five seasons.

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So as the Dodgers and Red Sox take the field Tuesday night to being the 2018 World Series, just keep reading this and remember the good times.

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