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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

The manager walked to the mound to remove the pitcher. An umpire escorted the pitcher back to the dugout. That was the lingering image of a weird confrontation during Game 2 of the World Series. The Kansas City Royals had just awakened themselves from their slumber, and a rookie pitcher named Hunter Strickland proceeded to anger them. The World Series is all even now, and much more compelling. The Royals beat the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, 7-2, with Omar Infante capping a five-run sixth inning with a home run. It was what happened after the ball cleared the fence that created the drama, and for a few moments the threat of a bench-clearing brawl. The Royals are fired up,...

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