Game 3 was a relatively quick game and the only close contest thus far int he World Series. Alcides Escobar, who has played a great shortstop, doubled to open the game. He was moved over to third. Then Lorenzo Cain grounded him in.
Tim Hudson of the Giants and Jeremy Guthrie of the Royals shut down opposing bats until both ran into trouble in the 6th. Escobar singled before Alex Gordon doubled him in. Eric Hosmer knocked in Gordon and Kansas City took a 3-0 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth, Brandon Crawford got on with a basehit before pinch-hitter Michael Morse doubled him home. Kelvin Herrera replaced Gutherie and got out of the inning giving up only one more run on a Buster Posey groundout.
Herrera went an inning and a third, rookie Brandon Finnegan got two outs, and Wade Davis pitched a scoreless eighth. Greg Holland got hte save int he ninth. Kansas City won 3-2 and take a 2-1 series lead.