In Game 6 of the 2014 World Series, with the San Francisco Giants coming in with a 3-2 advantage and the Kansas City Royals on the verge of elimination, something not so funny happened on the way to the big party for Giants fans.
Playing before their home fans, the Royals erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the second inning and added another in the third to take a commanding 8-0 lead early. They added a ninth run in the fifth as the trend continued. And another in the seventh, making it 10-0, while the Giants' bats stayed silent.
It didn't figure to come out like this.
Coming into the game, the Giants were dominating the Royals in every significant statistical category. They were batting .299, the Royals .221.
Their OPS? Giants .759, the Royals .572.
San Francisco had outhit the Royals 52-36 -- by an average of more than three hits a game. They had outscored them by almost 2.5 runs per game, 27-15.