Panik delivers as Giants beat Royals 2-1 in 11 innings

"Nick and I did a good job of moving the ball in and out", said Cain, who allowed four hits and two walks while striking out three. It was the first meeting between the two teams since the 2014 world series.

The San Francisco Giants 26-year-old left-hander was named the 2014 World Series Most Valuable Player, going 2-0 with a save and a 0.43 ERA in nearly singlehandedly beating the Kansas City Royals.

In Tuesday's installment of this set, we had a low-scoring extra-innings battle going on as the Giants eked out a 2-1 win. The Royals went 1-for-11 with runner in scoring position and that hit failed to produce a run.

Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield watches his solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

Hammel was flawless through four before getting into trouble in the fifth, then allowing Hunter Pence's run-scoring single in the sixth.

Bochy said in a text message to The Associated Press that he was doing well following the procedure in San Diego.

Posey was the designated hitter batting cleanup for the opener of a two-game series in Kansas City, and bench coach Ron Wotus said Posey will likely serve as the DH on Wednesday, too.

San Francisco selected Federowicz's contract last week when Posey hit the disabled list due to concussion-like symptoms.

The Giants only needed 11 tense innings to beat the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

The Giants' bullpen is atrocious (but has a better ERA than the Royals' pen), which means the Royals will need to get the starters out of the game so that they can face the Giants relievers.

San Francisco is 4-10 in their last 14 Wednesday games, and 5-1 in Bumgarner's last six interleague starts. He is 2-0 with a 0.66 ERA in his first two outings, and tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings against Oakland his last time out.

  • Loretta Pittman