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Bumgarner, Giants cruise in World Series opener

Bumgarner, Giants cruise in World Series opener KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This is October ball, not an August game. In the World Series opener, San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner did not pitch the way he did in August against Kansas City, and Royals right-hander James Shields certainly did not match his performance from Aug. 9, when he shut out the Giants on four hits. Bumgarner allowed three hits over seven innings, and Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer in the first as the Giants toppled the Royals 7-1 Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series. Bumgarner's major-league-record postseason road scoreless streak was snapped at 32 1/3 innings in the seventh when catcher Salvador...