Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler (16)With their back’s against the wall, the Kansas City Royals took care of business in convincing fashion during Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night. The Royals offensive onslaught began early against Giants starter Jake Peavy, who only lasted an inning and a third. After the first two Kansas City batters reached base to lead off the second, Mike Moustakas opened the scoring with a two run double down the right field line. Moustakas’ double would be the first of three run scoring extra base hits in the second inning, while Nori Aoki and Lorenzo Cain also contributed with RBI singles. With a seven run cushion in hand, Royals rookie starter Yordano Ventura stymied the Giants batters over seven innings of work. While the 22-year old did issue five walks, he managed to keep San Francisco off the score board by allowing just three hits. Kansas City went on to tack on three more runs to their total, scoring individual runs in the third, fifth, and seventh. The Royals 10-0 shutout of the Giants means that we will see the first World Series Game seven since 2011.

  • While early speculation has linked the Red Sox to soon-to-be free agent Pablo Sandoval, it’s hardly a foregone conclusion that he’s the best fit for third base in Boston. Joining Sandoval on the short list of potential third base targets for the Red Sox, is the left-handed hitting Chase Headley. After spending most of his career in the canyon that is PetCo Park in San Diego, Headley held respectable offensive numbers. While injuries perhaps contributed to his recent under performance, the 30-year old revived his offense upon being traded to New York last season. (Headley might be more attractive target than Sandoval for Red Sox)
  • With free agency looming for Koji Uehara, the Red Sox have reportedly begun contract negotiations with the right-hander. While the team could offer him a qualifying offer, the 39-year old’s struggle’s towards the middle and end of 2014 make it tough for Boston to commit the necessary $15.3M. Still, the Red Sox feel encouraged that they will get a deal done with their closer at some point this offseason. (Red Sox talking to Koji Uehara; qualifying offer unlikely)
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