Facing extinction in Game Six of the World Series, the Kansas City Royals exploded for seven runs in the second inning and stomped the ever lovin’ snot out of the Giants, 10-0.
The win takes the series to a seventh-game showdown tonight in Kansas City.
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
On page one today, the Chronicle went with the ol’ pitcher sitting reflectively in the dugout after getting the hook photo.
The pitcher is Jake Peavy, who lasted just four outs. The picture is by staffer Michael Macor.
UPDATE – 7 p.m. CDT
Luis Rendon sends along today’s sports front. It was designed by designed by Mike Massa, Luis tells us.
The lead picture by Scott Strazzante shows Giants fans heckling Peavey as he was yanked.
KANSAS CITY STAR
Designer Sarah Morris tells us:
Well, the Royals pulled out a win, and in dramatic fashion. It’s truly been a team effort all month, with a herculean effort each night on the part of everyone. And tonight was no different.
On A1, we highlighted the pitcher, Yordano Ventura. Not only did he pitch seven innings without a run scored, he did it on the day his friend, Oscar Taveras, was buried. We thought the photo of Ventura pointing up to the sky, and his friend, summed up the moment perfectly.
John Sleezer did it again with that photo. News editor Chick Howland, who has been at work for every game of the post-season, came up with the headline.
Bob Merrick and Greg Branson designed the Royals special section cover.
With that cover, we wanted to convey that the Royals have one more chance to win this. Game six was a great game, but it’s not over yet. Executive editor Mike Fannin came up with that headline. David Eulitt took the photo.
We did something a little different with our poster page tonight. The Royals played their own brand of small ball, with eight hits, scoring seven runs. And none of them was a huge hit. So instead of choosing one image and blowing it up big, Neil Nakahodo showed every single one of those hits.
Photos are by Rich Sugg, Shane Keyser, David Eulitt and John Sleezer.
And in case you missed it, video editor Monty Davis put together this video of some of our photogs when they were out in San Francisco, talking about how they make these awesome photos come together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb2jEoJlNws&sns=fb
Tonight’s final showdown begins at 8 EDT, 5 PDT.
Today’s Chronicle front is from the Newseum. Of course.
More 2014 postseason baseball pages:
- KC Star celebrates Royals making the playoffs
- Another wild night for baseball for the KC Star
- Chronicle‘s World Series preview section
- Game 1: Giants 7, Royals 1
- Game 2: Royals 7, Giants 2
- Game 3: Royals 3, Giants 2
- Game 4: Giants 11, Royals 4
- Game 5: Giants 5, Royals 0
- A clever promotion the KC Star is running during the World Series