Impact play of the game: Hunter Pence takes James Shields deep in three-run first inning

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Hunter Pence looked quite at home in Game 1 at Kauffman Stadium for a guy who didn't know which state Kansas City was in prior to the World Series. 

The San Francisco Giants right fielder - who admitted he thought Kansas City was in Kansas not Missouri - entered Tuesday 0-for-11 against Royals starter James Shields. However, Pence exorcised those demons early in the game by going 2-for-2 off the right-hander.

Pence located a 93-mph fastball in the first inning and drove it over the center-field wall for a two-run home run to increase the lead to 3-0. He followed it up three innings later with a leadoff double. 


The unorthodox Pence would finish the game 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and two walks. 

Feature photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports/Christopher Hanewinckel