Giants’ Bumgarner Throws Shutout in Game 5

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Madison Bumgarner tossed the first World Series shutout in 11 years, allowing four hits while striking out eight in the San Francisco Giants’ 5-0 win over Kansas City. Bumgarner is the first pitcher to throw a shutout in a World Series game since Florida’s Josh Beckett beat the Yankees to win the 2003 championship. Brandon Crawford had three RBIs and Juan Perez laced a two-run double as the Giants grabbed a three-games-to-two lead in the series.
The television rating for Game 4 between San Francisco and Kansas City dropped to a 6.3, a low for this year’s World Series, then rebounded to a 7.3 in Game 5 as the Giants took a 3-2 lead. San Francisco’s 11-4 win in the fourth game drew 10.7 million viewers on Saturday night. Saturday traditionally is a night when fewer people are watching television. The Giants’ 5-0 victory Sunday was seen by an average of 12.6 million viewers. (AP)

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