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SAN FRANCISCO -- With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats. Wholesale Nike Air Max From China . The long, tall lefty kept slinging away and put the San Francisco Giants just one win from yet another championship, throwing a four-hitter to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 Sunday night for a 3-2 Series edge. Hardly menacing on the mound, Bumgarner was simply untouchable -- again. As MVP! MVP! chants broke out from each packed corner of AT&T Park, Bumgarner finished off the first World Series shutout in 11 years. You know what? For some reason, I keep getting really lucky this time of year, so Ill take it, Bumgarner said. It must be more than luck. Because by the time the 25-year-old from Hickory, North Carolina, outdid his own winning performance in Game 1, he had evoked memories of Bob Gibson, Sandy Koufax, Curt Schilling and the top October aces of all-time. Very humbling, Bumgarner said. He certainly joined those names, and maybe even exceeded them. Who else has gone 4-0 in four World Series starts with an 0.29 ERA? Throw in only 12 hits in 31 innings, along with 27 strikeouts, and that math makes him the very definition of Big Game Pitcher. Hes special, isnt he? manager Bruce Bochy said during a quiet moment in his office eating dinner. What a stud. Giants Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal mingled in the clubhouse, too, waiting his turn to congratulate the guy with the curly, stringy hair. Hes so smooth. I say that hes cold-blooded. When hes on the mound, he dominates everybody. Everybody, Marichal said. On this evening, Bumgarner fanned eight without a walk and never was in trouble as he constantly changed speeds, with no runners reaching third base. There hadnt been a shutout in the Series since Josh Becketts clinching gem for the Florida Marlins in 2003 at Yankee Stadium. The Giants work isnt done. To add to the crowns Bumgarner helped them take in 2010 and 2012, theyll need to win in Kansas City. Were looking forward to getting back to our home crowd, where its going to be absolutely wild and crazy, Royals manager Ned Yost said. Jake Peavy gets the first chance to seal it for San Francisco when he starts Game 6 at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night against rookie Yordano Ventura. If the Giants dont win then, there is always this possibility: Bumgarner said hes ready to come out of the bullpen in Game 7. Hunter Pence once again was in the middle of things for Giants. He singled off James Shields in the second and scored on a groundout by Brandon Crawford, who had three RBIs. Later, the enigmatic Pence accidentally threw his bat past the mound while striking out, and appeared to apologize to Shields. Pence added another hit in a three-run eighth, making him 9 for 19 in the five games. Post-season star Pablo Sandoval also singled twice. Juan Perez broke it open with a two-run double off the top of the centre-field fence in the eighth against Wade Davis and scored on a single by Crawford. Since trailing 4-1 in Game 4, the Giants have responded with 15 straight runs. San Francisco won that game, putting aside concern that Bumgarner shouldve been moved up to pitch on short rest. Bumgarner won for the fourth time against one loss in this post-season, and this blanking bookended the four-hit shutout he threw at Pittsburgh in the NL wild-card game. Durable, hes thrown 47 2-3 innings this October, trailing just Schillings 48 1-3 in 2001 for the most in a single post-season, with a 1.13 ERA. As Bumgarner wrapped up the win, his name echoed around the ballpark. That was pretty cool, actually. It was really neat to hear, he said. Toward the late innings, it appeared that only a lightning strike could rescue the Royals, perhaps a home run out of nowhere. Not happening -- this was the third straight game without either team hitting a homer, the longest streak in the World Series since 1948 when the Boston Braves and Cleveland began with a three-game drought, STATS said. Exactly why the man nicknamed MadBum is so dominant isnt easily apparent. Royals cleanup hitter Eric Hosmer said before the game that Bumgarners cross-body delivery is tough to pick up. The 6-foot-5 Bumgarner definitely has an impressive whip, along with an imposing WHIP in the World Series. His walks-plus-hits ratio per inning is incredible. About the only thing Bumgarner didnt do well was get a hit. He takes pride in his plate prowess and launched four home runs this season, including two grand slams. Bumgarner went 0 for 4, leaving him hitless in 22 post-season at-bats. Yep, hes still got some work to do. UP NEXT Royals: Ventura will become the fourth rookie to start twice in a Series since 2000, joining John Lackey, Justin Verlander and Michael Wacha. Giants: Peavy started in the World Series last year for the champion Boston Red Sox. He took the loss last week in Game 2, and is 1-4 with a 7.05 ERA in eight career post-season starts. STATS Of the 41 previous instances the World Series was tied at 2 in the best-of-seven format, the Game 5 winner won the title 27 times. ... Bumgarners ERA is the lowest in World Series history for pitchers with at least 25 innings. Jack Billingham is next at 0.36. Among the leaders are Babe Ruth (0.87) and Mariano Rivera (0.99). ... Since 1982, teams down 3-2 going home for Games 6 and 7 have won eight of 10 World Series -- including the Royals in 1985. Cheap Air Max 270 . They say things like "stress is when you dont know what youre doing" and "I wasnt hired to motivate players, I was hired to coach motivated players." They ring as true now as they did when Mularkey heard them the first time playing tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame coach 25 years ago. Fake Nike Air Max Replica . It is unclear how long Kallstrom, who was brought in to alleviate the teams midfield problems, will be sidelined. Arsenals communications director, Mark Gonnella, says the club decided to proceed with Kallstroms signing despite the injury. https://www.wholesalenikeairmaxshoes.com/ . Matt Carkner got back into the Ottawa lineup, and made his presence felt right away by settling his clubs score in a one-sided fight with Rangers forward Brian Boyle. LOS ANGELES -- Michael Cammalleri has done his best to keep his Calgary Flames teammates going in the right direction despite a youthful roster and a host of injuries. Saturday night, he was in the right spot at just the right time. Cammalleri scored his 10th goal of the season with 23 seconds remaining, and the Flames pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Eight of Calgarys nine wins have been by one goal, including shootout victories over Winnipeg and Florida. "The wins havent been as frequent for us as we would have liked, for sure," said Cammalleri, the first Calgary player to reach double digits in goals. "We have a lot of respect for a good opponent across the hall, knowing that theyre comfortable knowing how to win those types of games. Were still learning how, so this feels good. It was a special weekend for us because we had our dads here with us." Cammalleri beat Ben Scrivens with a short backhander from the edge of the crease after getting the puck from Mikael Backlund. The veteran centre spent his first five NHL seasons with Los Angeles. "Cammalleri is a killer. Every game that he plays is like a home game for him," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. Blair Jones had a short-handed goal during a 5-minute penalty kill in the second period for Calgary. Karri Ramo made five of his 21 saves during the Kings long power play, helping the Flames end the Kings club-record streak of 11 consecutive games in which they gained at least one point in the standings. Ramo was 4 1/2 minutes away from his first NHL shutout when Justin Williams tied it with his 200th regular-season goal. He played a carom off the right boards in the neutral zone after a clearing pass by defenceman Jake Muzzin, then carried the puck into the Flames zone and took a 40-foot wrist shot that glanced off defenceman Shane OBriens stick and over Ramos right shoulder. "Sometimes when a team ties it up late in the game like that and you counter with quick momentum, it almost catches them by surprise because they expect the momentum to come their way," Cammalleri said. "We tried to keep aggressive and stay after it and keep making plays, and Backs made a good play to find me in front of the net." Calgary defenceman Ladislav Smid received a boarding major and automattic game misconduct at 14:26 of the second period for shoving Dwight King face-first into the glass deep in the Calgary zone as the Kings forward tried to beat Cammalleri to a loose puck. Nike Air Max Sale. King went to the bench with a cut near his right eye, and his teammates suddenly had their 5-minute power play. But it backfired on the Kings, as the Flames responded with their fifth short-handed goal of the season. "The funny thing is, when they got that five-minute major, we went to the bench and said: Hey, boys, were going to come out of this one-nothing." Cammalleri said. "You get that feeling sometimes, because sometimes a team gets a five-minute power play and gets a little lackadaisical." Calgary defenceman TJ Brodie tried to slap the puck out of his zone and partially fanned on it, but it had enough momentum to slide into the Kings end and Scrivens fell down chasing it to his left. Paul Byron took possession behind the net and passed it out to Jones as he was knocked down from behind by defenceman Drew Doughty. "I spent a lot of time playing the penalty kill down in Abbottsford (of the AHL). So once I got on the ice, I had to seize the opportunity," Byron said. "I just jumped on the ice for a change and saw that he slipped, so I put pressure on them and saw Jones out of the corner of my eye. I slipped it to him and he put it in the back of the net." Scrivens, who stopped 18 shots, was 5-0-3 with a 1.34 goals-against average and two shutouts in his previous eight starts. But the disappointment of that goal stung him. "Stuff happens. It is a game on ice," Scrivens said. "I was trying to get out there, play the puck and help the defencemen out. That was my plan, but I had an unfortunate break catching an edge and they were fortunate enough to capitalize on it." NOTES: Anze Kopitar also got an assist on Williams goal -- his 500th NHL point. ... Los Angeles is 0 for 18 on the power play over its past five games. ... The Flames, who scored three power-play goals against the Kings in a 3-2 win at Los Angeles on Oct. 21, are just 4 for 50 in 18 games since then. ... The Kings penalty-killing unit has stopped 41 of the past 44 power plays. ... The Flames were 4-8-2 in November, and this was their only victory in regulation. ' ' '

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