Your Five Things For October 30th: Giants Win World Series
1. Giants Top Royals To Win World Series
Last night in Kansas City, the San Francisco Giants top the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in game 7 of the World Series to win the World Series. Both starting pitchers got pulled early as Tim Hudson only went 1 2/3 innings and Jeremy Guthrie went 3 1/3 innings. But, the star of the game was Madison Bumgarner who came into the 5th inning and pitched 5 scoreless inning of relief and earned the save. Alex Gordon went 2-3 with 1 RBI for the Royals. Pablo Sandoval went 3-3 with 2 runs scored for the Giants. This is the 3rd world series for Bruce Bochy as manager of the San Francisco Giants.
2. Red Wings Beat Capitals
Last night, in Washington D.C. the Detroit Red Wings topped the Washington Capitals 4-2. Gustav Nyquist got the scoring going getting the first goal of the game. The Capitals did take the lead back by the end of the 2nd period. But then the offense exploded scoring 3 goals in the 3rd period two by Justin Abdelkader and one by Pavel Datsyuk. The 4 goals for the Red Wings came off of 22 shots. Jimmy Howard picked up his 4th win of the year, saving 25 of 27 shots. The Wings next game will be on Friday at Joe Louis Arena against the Los Angeles Kings.
3. Pistons Drop Season Opener to Denver
In the Mile High City, the Detroit Pistons looked to open the season with a win over Denver. But, the Pistons went cold in the 4th quarter and fell to the Denver Nuggets 89-79. Josh Smith lead the Pistons with 25 points but went 9-22. Andre Drummond almost had a double-double scoring 11 points but only had 9 rebounds. Gary Harris did not play for Denver. The Pistons next game will play tonight at 8:00 in Minnesota against the Timberwolves.
4. RGIII Expected To Start Vs Vikings
Robert Griffin III is expected to come back from his injury this week against the Vikings. Griffin has been out since week 2 when he hurt his ankle. This is after the Colt McCoy lead the Redskins to a big win on Monday Night Football against the Dallas Cowboys.
5. Cubs Close To Getting Maddon
According to multiple reports, Joe Maddon is close to signing with the Chicago Cubs. Earlier on Wednesday it was reported that Maddon had already agreed to be the Cubs next manager. But that was later refuted. Read more about the situation here.