SF Giants prepare for Game 7 of the World Series

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
SF Giants prepare for World Series Game 7
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Tonight, it's do-or-die for the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 of the World Series.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Tonight, it's do-or-die for the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 of the World Series. The Giants and Royals are now tied at three games each going into tonight's winner-take-all game in Kansas City.

History is not on the Giants' side, of the past 10 teams to lose Game 6 when they had a chance to clinch the World Series title, nine have gone on to lose Game 7 too; that includes the 2002 Giants.

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Last night Giants pitcher Jake Peavy had one of the worst outings of his career and was pulled from the game after only pitching an inning and a third. The final score was 10-0. The game was obviously disappointing, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy says his team is resilient and will put this loss behind them.

"The best thing about this game is we get to wash it off. It didn't go our way and the big inning killed us. I don't have to tell you guys that, I think some of you are smart. You thought this thing would go seven games, and that's where we're at. So, it's exciting it is. We're going to a seventh game -- good for baseball," said Bochy.

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Game 7 will match Tim Hudson and Jeremy Guthrie -- a rematch of Game 3, won by the Royals 3-2. The last time a road team lost Game 6 and won Game 7 was all the way back in 1975.

Fans will be gearing up for Game 7 again tonight at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco. Last night, many stunned fans left before the game was even over. Others watched to the bitter end with little to cheer about. One woman arrived before 5 a.m. yesterday to secure the same spot in the front row where she watched the Giants win the 2012 World Series.

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San Francisco police were ready for a celebration last night if the Giants won. Much of Mission Street became a tow zone once the game started and dumpsters were emptied so trash could be used to light fires in case of riots. The Mission District is historically the place for 'giant' sized celebrations and parties. After the Giants won the World Series in 2012, a Muni bus was torched and vandalized. Muni was prepared to de-energize its bus lines and use diesel only buses if necessary.

The hope is, tonight the Giants get it done with a win. The celebration is civil and the city gets another parade. First pitch is at 5:07 p.m.

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ABC7 News reporter Wayne Freedman is in Kansas City covering the World Series. Follow him on Twitter for updates!

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