The Jeremys (Guthrie and Affeldt) traded scoreless frames in the third, though thanks in part to an overturned safe call at first on the back-end of an eventual double play in which Eric Hosmer slid headfirst into first, ending up narrowly missing reaching safely, something that likely would have happened if he'd just run through the base.
Pablo Sandoval started the first by reaching safely on an infield single that Omar Infante barehanded but had his back foot slip on the plant to throw. Hunter Pence, the other half of the Giants' duo that simply won't go away, singled and moved Sandoval to second. After a fly-out that moved Sandoval to third, Yost went to the pen and brought in Kelvin Herrera to face Michael Morse with runners on the corner and just one out. Michael Morse singled the other way to right, driving in Sandoval and moving Pence to third. Mercifully, Herrera limited the damage to that run, striking out Crawford and induced a Juan Perez grounder to end the threat.
With the Royals trailing 3 - 2 entering the bottom of the fourth, Affeldt plunked Gordon to start the inning but got Perez to ground out to Panik at short, starting the double play. Moustakas grounded against the shift but right to Sandoval playing where the shortstop would normally have been to end the fourth.