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Royals Look To Close Out Game 2

Greg Holland is on to pitch the ninth with a five-run lead. The Royals closer has given up just four total earned runs since the All-Star break.

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On to the 9th

And with one pitch, Santiago Casilla, who took the mound with a 2-2 count, strikes out Salvador Perez.

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Lincecum leaves game in 8th

Tim Lincecum leaves in the bottom of the eighth after an awkward landing delivering a pitch to Salvador Perez with a 2-2 count and two outs.

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Three more outs for Royals

After a scoreless eighth inning from Wade Davis, the Royals are three outs from sending the World Series to San Francisco tied at 1 game apiece.

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Tempers Flare In Kansas City

In the midst of the Royals' five-run, sixth inning, benches cleared with Giants reliever Hunter Strickland and Royals catcher Salvador Perez at the center of the altercation.

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No Rust For Lincecum

Taking the mound for the first time this postseason, Tim Lincecum set the Royals down in order in the seventh inning of Game 2.

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The last team to use five different pitchers in the same inning of a World Series game -- like the Giants did in the sixth tonight -- was the 1985 Cardinals in Game 7 ... in Kansas City ... which the Royals won. (Credit: Elias)

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Giants' Hunter Strickland is the second reliever in postseason history to allow five HRs (Chris Narveson, 2011) in a single postseason. Follow Live

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Lincecum enters the game

Tim Lincecum, who went 12-9 with a 4.74 ERA in 33 appearances (26 starts) this season, hasn't pitched since Sept. 28, when he threw two scoreless innings in relief against the Padres.

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Only two players went longer than Omar Infante (145 AB) before their first postseason HR: Mark Lemke (192 AB) and Lonnie Smith (170 AB). (Credit: Elias)

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'The Freak' warming up

Tim Lincecum getting ready in the bullpen. Will he be the sixth Giants pitcher tonight?

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What a difference an inning makes: Kelvin Herrera took the mound with Game 2 tied in the sixth inning. He's back out with a five-run lead in the seventh.

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This is not Strickland's first incident of the postseason: The Giants' reliever and Bryce Harper had a run-in after Harper hit an NLDS home run.

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