My heart says Royals in 7. My brain has the Giants winning in 6.
Starting pitching hasn’t been a huge factor this postseason, but that changes in the series. The Giants have an ace who’s pitching like one. The Royals have a very good #2 starter in James Shields, a hard-throwing rookie who’s pitched 40 more innings this year than ever before and a couple of back-end guys in Vargas and Guthrie.