Hudson opens for Giants in World Series Game 3 vs Royals
SAN FRANCISCO—In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.
The message was as simple as Hudson’s approach on the mound: “World Series, baby!”
After 16 years, 214 regular-season wins and seven failed trips to the postseason, Hudson has finally made it to baseball’s biggest stage at age 39.
Hudson is set to take the mound Friday night for the Giants when they return home to face Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals in Game 3 of the World Series after a two-game split in Kansas City.
The Giants opened the World Series with a lopsided 7-1 win over the jittery Royals, who were playing for baseball’s world championship for the first time since 1985 when they beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-3. The Royals leveled the series, 7-2, in Game 2 Wednesday. AP