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World Series Game 5 open thread: Kansas City Royals (2) at San Francisco Giants (2)

First pitch of Game 5 of the 2014 World Series will be at 5:07 PM Pacific Time. The game is televised on Fox.

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Now this is a World Series. All tied up at two. Definitely going back to Kansas City. Either the fans at Kauffman Stadium will have a chance to close it up on Tuesday, or they will be beseeching their team to survive to Wednesday, when the 2014 Major League Baseball season concludes, one way or another.

Pre-game ceremonies for Game 5 include the children of the late comedian and Giants fan Robin Williams, Zak and Zelda Williams. Zak will throw the ceremonial first pitch to Billy Crystal.

And now we ask the hard questions:

Today's Lineups

Alcides Escobar - SS Gregor Blanco - CF
Alex Gordon - LF Joe Panik - 2B
Lorenzo Cain - RF Buster Posey - C
Eric Hosmer - 1B Pablo Sandoval - 3B
Salvador Perez - C Hunter Pence - RF
Mike Moustakas - 3B Brandon Belt - 1B
Omar Infante - 2B Travis Ishikawa - LF
Jarrod Dyson - CF Brandon Crawford - SS
James Shields - RHP Madison Bumgarner - DH