The Royals slayed the Giants and a host of franchise and league records with their seven-run second inning in a 10-0 victory on Tuesday in game six of the World Series.
The seven runs were the most by the Royals in a single inning of World Series game, topping their six-run fifth inning against St. Louis in the 11-0 game-seven win in 1985.
In fact, Philadelphia and Minnesota are the only two teams that have scored more runs in a single inning during the World Series. The Royals’ seven runs put them in a seven-way tie for second place and were the most ever scored in a second inning, passing the previous mark of six.
The seven runs also matched the second-most productive inning allowed by the Giants since moving to San Francisco in 1958. They have allowed seven runs on four different occasions.
Eric Hosmer, who knocked in two runs with a double in the second inning, tied Willie Wilson for the franchise record for most hits in a single postseason with 20. His 12 RBIs also set a team record.
Mike Moustakas extended the lead to 10-0 in the seventh inning and established a new franchise record with his fifth home run of this postseason. He passed Willie Mays Aikens’ 1980 record of four.
“That would be something cool to look back on later on in life,” Moustakas said. “I’d really like to go out there and win a ballgame (Wednesday).”
Lorenzo Cain became the fourth Royal to record at least three RBIs in a World Series game. He joined Aikens, who accomplished the feat in 1980, and Frank White and Darryl Motley, who did it in 1985.
The final tally of 10 runs by the Royals was the third-most given up by the Giants in a World Series game. The New York Yankees defeated them 18-4 on Oct. 2, 1936, and they have allowed 13 runs on four different occasions.