After Jeremy Guthrie pitched a perfect top of the first, his Giant counterpart, Tim Hudson, issued a one-out walk to Norichika Aoki before getting Lorenzo Cain to ground into a fielder's choice that would've been a double play were it not for Cain's speed. Unfortunately Eric Hosmer went down looking and the Royals' threat was thwarted in the first.
Guthrie hit Pablo Sandoval with a pitch that barely glanced off his elbow to start off the second and immediately issued a two-strike ground-ball single between Mike Moustakas and Alcides Escobar on the right side of the infield. Brandon Belt followed with a single that drove in none but loaded the bases with no outs. Michael Morse flew out to deep right to drive in Sandoval and advance Pence to third, and Brandon Crawford flew out to center to plate Pence. Guthrie struck out Juan Perez to end the inning, but the Giants found themselves sporting a 2 - 0 lead.
After Billy Butler led off with a single, Alex Gordon stroked a double to the gap in right-center to score Butler--who was putting on a wheelz display. Hudson hit Salvador Perez in the thigh to put the go-ahead run on base. After Perez rubbed some dirt on it, Mike Moustakas flew out to left, moving Gordon up a station in the process. As the hoppers in the Western called, Omar comin'. Omar Infante flew out to center field, but it was deep enough to plate Gordon. Alcides Escobar followed with a ground-ball single to move Perez to second [finally].
With two Royals runs on the board and the game tied at two apiece, Bruce Bochy trudged to the mound to relieve Tim Hudson of his duties. Former Royal Jeremy Affeldt came in to face Aoki,