KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - The Kansas City Royals awoke from their hitting slumber in a 10-0 thrashing of the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday to stave off elimination and force the World Series to a decisive seventh game.
After a 162-game regular season and three rounds of postseason action, the Major League Baseball championship will come down to one game with the Giants chasing a third title in five years and the never-say-die Royals looking to end a 29-year championship drought.
The Royals entered the contest trailing the best-of-seven series 3-2 and having not scored a run in 15 innings.
But Kansas City batters rediscovered their groove in the second inning of Game Six when they exploded for seven runs on eight hits to chase Giants starter Jake Peavy after just 1-1/3 innings and set the stage for a comprehensive rout.
Game Seven is Wednesday in Kansas City.
(Reporting by Larry Fine in Kansas City; Writing by Steve Keating in Toronto; Editing by Frank Pingue)