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History Gives Royals Advantage In Game 7

Home teams have won nine consecutive World Series Game 7’s, giving the Kansas City Royals an edge heading into the exciting finale.

Hosmer Gordon

The Kansas City Royals and their fans took in the glorious win over the Giants Tuesday night to tie the series at three games apiece.

Before Game 7 rolls around in Kansas City, fans and experts take a interesting look at the history:

  1. Tim Hudson, 39, starts for San Francisco and will become the oldest Game 7 starter in series history.
  2. Within the Series thus far, CBS Baseball Insider Jon Heyman points to statistics that show the two teams are almost evenly matched: the Giants lead in runs and hits while the Royals lead in total bases and home runs.
  3. The Giants are pros at winning; 27 total players and managers have won a World Series while no one on the Royals roster has ever won a championship.
  4. Home teams have won nine straight game 7s in the Series, favoring the Royals.
  5. Teams with home-field advantage have won 23 of the last 28 titles.
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