By many metrics, baseball is thriving. But not on national TV, where the World Series can't outdraw a regular-season football game.
Billy Butler hits a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Royals beat the Giants 7-2.
Red Sox center field Rusney Castillo is day-to-day in the Arizona Fall League after sustaining a bruised thumb, WEEI.com reports.
Madison Bumgarner pitches shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homers early and the Giants show off their October poise, shutting down the Royals 7-1.