G6 DYK: KC shutout largest in WS since 1985

G6 DYK: KC shutout largest in WS since 1985

The Royals came out swinging in their Game 6 victory over the Giants on Tuesday like few teams ever have in World Series history.

Kansas City put up some of its best postseason numbers in franchise history en route to a 10-0 victory to set up a winner-take-all Game 7.

Here are some of the more interesting facts and figures to come out of Game 6.

• The Royals became just the second team in World Series history to have all nine starters collect at least one hit within the first three innings. The only other time all nine starters have recorded a hit so quickly was when the 2001 D-backs did it in their Game 6 rout of the Yankees, which had a final score of 15-2.

  Date     Recaps Highlights
Gm 1 Oct. 21     SF 7, KC 1 video
Gm 2 Oct. 22     KC 7, SF 2 video
Gm 3 Oct. 24     KC 3, SF 2 video
Gm 4 Oct. 25     SF 11, KC 4 video
Gm 5 Oct. 26     SF 5, KC 0 video
Gm 6 Oct. 28     KC 10, SF 0 video
Gm 7 Oct. 29     SF 3, KC 2 video

• The Royals' 10 runs on Wednesday night were their most in a game since Aug. 17 when they beat Twins, 12-6. It also marked the fourth time this postseason that Kansas City scored eight or more runs, a total it had reached only twice since June 27, entering the postseason.

• Kansas City's seven-run outburst in the second inning set a franchise record for most runs in a postseason inning.

• As for the final score, it was the largest shutout in a World Series game since the 1985 Royals beat the Cardinals, 11-0, in the deciding Game 7.

• Giants starter Jake Peavy became just the fifth starter in World Series history -- and first since Karl Spooner in 1955 -- to give up at least five earned runs while recording four outs or fewer. The others to do so were the Yankees' Bump Hadley (1937), the Giants' Jack Bentley (1923) and the Red Sox's Smoky Joe Wood (1912).

• Peavy's outing was also the shortest non-injury-shortened World Series start since 1984, when the Padres' Mark Thurmond lasted just one-third of an inning. Thurmond allowed three runs off five hits against the six batters he faced. Peavy also had the shortest overall World Series outing since David Wells left Game 5 of the 2003 World Series after one inning, though that exit was due to back spasms.

Peavy works out of the 1st

• The rough outing for Peavy raised his World Series ERA to 9.58 and his overall postseason ERA to 7.98. The World Series ERA is the worst among any pitcher with at least 10 innings, while the overall postseason mark is the worst among pitchers with at least 30 innings.

The Royals' hit parade included six different players -- Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer, Billy Butler, Omar Infante, Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar -- with at least one double. The Royals became just the second team in World Series history to have at least six players hit a double, joining the 2007 Red Sox, who accomplished the feat in a 13-1 Game 1 victory over the Rockies.

Moustakas' solo homer

• Speaking of Hosmer, his two-hit game on Tuesday pushed his hit total this postseason to 20, matching the Royals' franchise record. Willie Wilson also had 20 postseason hits during the 1985 title run.

• In one of the few bright spots for the Giants, outfielder Hunter Pence extended his World Series hitting streak to nine games, the longest since Yankees captain Derek Jeter recorded a hit in 14 straight games from 1996-2000. The all-time record is held by the Yankees' Hank Bauer, who had a 17-game World Series hitting streak from 1956-58.

• This is the ninth World Series since 1982 in which a home team facing elimination has won Game 6 to force a winner-take-all Game 7. Each of the last eight went on to win the series. Overall, home teams that win Game 6 to force a Game 7 are 13-9 in the World Series.

Paul Casella is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @paul_casella. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.