Royals, Giants Set for First Game 7 Since…

In what is assured to be some of sport's greatest theater, the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants will play a decisive Game 7 to decide the 2014 World Series once and for all, and folks around here might not want to remember the last Game 7 in a World Series.

That's because it came three years ago Tuesday when the St. Louis Cardinals completed a comeback from down 3-2 to the Texas Rangers, using a dramatic Game 6 comeback in extra innings. On Tuesday night in Kansas City, there was no drama as the Royals skunked the Giants in a 10-0 win to force Game 7.

There is nothing better than a Game 7 in the World Series because you know there's no tomorrow — only next April. So Madison Bumgarner tossed a complete game in a Game 5 win? So what, you can rest assured he'll pitch Wednesday night for the Giants if needed.

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And something fans of both teams should consider: While that game was just three years ago, a quick glance at the Rangers' lineup from that night shows just two regulars who are still on the roster in Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre. Everyone else is gone. So enjoy it while you can, Royals and Giants fans. You never know how quickly things can change.

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