WORLD SERIES 2014 Watch FREE Live Stream Online & Listen: Royals vs. Giants Game 5 Live Coverage from San Francisco
Tonight at 8:07 p.m. ET on Fox, the San Francisco Giants will try to build off the momentum they gained after a blowout win in Game 4 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals by taking Game 5 at AT&T Park. Live stream the game free by clicking this link; Royals fans can tune in to the radio broadcast on KCSP 610, while Giants fans may do likewise by turning their dials to 680 KNBR. San Francisco will send ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner to the hill on normal rest against James Shields.
Shields has been mocked lately for not living up to his "Big Game" James moniker, but he believes a change in his mindset could do wonders in this pivotal Game 5.
"It's just kind of one of those things as a baseball player you've got to really hone in (your emotions)," Shields said. "I've been on this stage before, and I know exactly what to feel like when I'm out there. I think this time around I'm not going to be as amped up and (will) just try to keep my emotions in check."
He'll get another crack at Bumgarner, who has been dominant this postseason and brushing off rumors he was upset he didn't start Game 4. Ryan Vogelsong was given the ball instead, and although he pitched poorly San Francisco got the desired result-a victory and a change to take charge in the series with their ace.
"It sounds like I'm trying to run the team, which I'm certainly not," Bumgarner said. "It doesn't make any sense to me why that would happen. I never said anything to anyone about anything. We knew that was an option, and I prepared where I would be ready for Game 4 or 5 or any of them. That's just ridiculous."