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Seven Venezuelan dispute the World Series starting today

Seven Venezuelan dispute the World Series starting today

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on October 21, 2014

The backdrop of a World Series that opens today looks unpredictable. The San Francisco Giants visit the Kauffman Stadium in order to make the first move for their third championship in the last five years. While the Royals from Kansas want lift their first title since 1985.

Pablo Sandoval, Gregor Blanco, Yusmeiro Petit and Jean Machi put the Venezuelan ingredient to the giants of the bay. While Salvador Pérez, Alcides Escobar and Omar Infante keep the tricolor flag for Kansas City.

"We are all very happy, especially Salvador and Alcides because it is the first time they go to the World Series," said Infante, who was previously in the Classics in October 2006 and 2012, both times with the Detroit Tigers.

"The advice I can give to them is to play as they have been doing. We are a winning team. We have won eight matches (in the current playoffs) and that encourages us to keep improving," said the infield.

Meanwhile, Pablo Sandoval is already a veteran at this point, and was even a World Series MVP in 2012, when Gregor Blanco made his debut in those instances. To Machi and Petit will be his first appearance in the classic. Madison Bumgarner gets the start of the visit, while James Shields will take the mound for Kansas.

Similar teams

Respect the opponent has been the message to follow the protagonists before the crash. "They're very similar to us. A team scraping the pot to win matches," said Ned Yost, Royals manager, who even confessed to being fond of the Giants in its infancy. "They have a great pitching, defense is solid. Going to have a tremendous number," he added.

Curiously it is only the second time in the history of the World Series two wild encounters for the championship.

"Maybe there's something that strikes by wildcard play that game," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. "You do not take your foot off the accelerator and not lower your guard because you cannot do. There is no rest".

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