Panik delivers as Giants beat Royals 2-1 in 11 innings

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Giants rumors: Johnny Cueto wants to end career in American League

Cueto signed a six-year, $130 million deal with San Francisco before last season, but has an opt-out after this season that could allow him to hit free agency once again. They've also dropped four of their last five games when opening a new series and are just 11-27 in their last 38 road games when facing a team with a home winning percentage of greater than.600.

The San Francisco Giants 26-year-old left-hander was named the 2014 World Series Most Valuable Player, going 2-0 with a save and a 0.43 ERA in nearly singlehandedly beating the Kansas City Royals.

Nick Hundley doubled off Royals reliever Scott Alexander (0-1), before Panik's hit. Alcides Escobar highlighted his three-hit performance with an RBI single in the ninth inning of Sunday's 1-0 triumph, marking just his third multi-hit effort of the season. Kansas City is batting.149 (13-for-87) with runners in scoring position this season. Bochy also underwent a heart procedure in February 2015 and was hospitalized last summer with an undisclosed illness.

The Giants announced Posey had been activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Posey missed six games and most of a seventh after Arizona's Taijuan Walker hit him in the helmet with a 94-mph fastball in the first inning of the April 10 home opener.

The Giants only needed 11 tense innings to beat the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

Royals OF Jorge Soler (left oblique strain) felt some tightness on Saturday and his rehab work was shut down for a couple days.

Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner makes his first start at the K since Game 7 of the 2014 World Series, where he memorably pitched in relief to help San Francisco close out the series. He started Thursday's 3-1 loss to Colorado and pinch-hit two nights earlier, going 0-for-2 with a walk combined.

Royals LHP Jason Vargas tries to continue his hot start.

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