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Royals lean on power surge in 7-2 win over Giants in Game 2
Royals lean on power surge in 7-2 win over Giants in Game 2

Bruce Bochy had become less of a manager and more of a savant. As the San Francisco Giants advanced through the playoffs and into their third World Series in five years, the guy running the show was widely crowned a genius. Midas does not touch gold every night. That Hunter Strickland emerged as a key figure in Game 2 of the World Series meant Bochy had an off night. In the span of one fateful inning, Bochy pushed the wrong buttons, his rookie reliever lost his composure, and the Giants lost the game. Omar Infante’s home run capped a five-run seventh inning in the Kansas City Royals’ 7-2 victory over the Giants. The Royals are all even in this World Series -- and wide...

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