Tonight was the first of 2 games with the Royals. Giants wore their all gray uniforms. Royals were in their all white uniforms. The boys are with out Uncle Bruce (Coach Bruce Bochy). He under went a medical procedure for his heart. Bench coach Ron Wotus is handling coaching duties for now. Coach Bruce hopes to return to the team while they are in Colorado. Opening the office is Matt Cain (Giants) and Jason Hammel (Royals).
It was a pitchers battle threw 11 innings.
Bottom of the 1st: Royals get the hitting started with a lead off double.
Top of the 5th: Giants get their bats going with a lead off single from Buster Posey. Bottom of the 5th: Royals go the YARD for a 1-0 lead.
Top of the 6th: Joe Panik with a lead off single. Brandon Belt is walked with 2 away. Hunter Pence singles on a ground ball to right field to tie the game 1-1.
Bottom of the 8th: Cain gives the office keys to Ty Blach. Blach gets in some trouble and is forced to give up the keys to George Kontos. Kontos QUICKLY forced to give the office to Steven Okert.
Bottom of the 9th: Derek Law gets the keys from Okert.
Bottom of the 10th: Gorkys Hernandez replaces Chris Marrero in left field.
Bottom of the 11th: Nick Hundly with a line drive 2 out double. Panik with a line drive single scoring Hundley. Bottom of the 11th: Law gives the keys to Mark Melancon to lock up. 2 stikeouts, the Lights are Out and the Door is Shut. Whit Merrifield breaks in taking a walk in the dark. Another strike out Locks the Door. BALL GAME!
FINAL: 2-1 GIANTS
Giants are now 4 games out of 1st with 6 wins and 9 loses.