San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the World Series in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday. He was also the winning starting pitcher in Game 1 and Game 5. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt can't reach the Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar as he slides safely to first base on an infield single Tuesday night during the second inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series in Kansas City, Mo. Escobar eventually would score the Royals' fourth run. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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When the Giants' Gregor Blanco hit this solo home run to lead off the World Series' second game, three big parabolic microphones arranged around home plate captured the crack of his bat. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland watches Wednesday as Kansas City Royals Omar Infante runs around the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series Wednesday Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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Outfielder Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals celebrates the team's Game 4 win over the Baltimore Orioles, which completed a sweep of the American League Championship Series, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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Mike Trout and Los Angeles Angels have been named favorites to reach the World Series, as have Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. They're seen here when the two teams played in August. Matt Brown/Angels Baseball LP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Star-Spangled Banner, played before every baseball game, has become so tied to the sport that an old joke asks, "What are the last two words of the national anthem?" and answers, "Play ball!" Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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For Game 6, the World Series returns to Boston's Fenway Park, where the home team hasn't clinched a championship since 1918. Here, Red Sox players warm up in front of the Green Monster. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images hide caption

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