World Series Game 7: The Pictures You Need to See

Bret Saberhagen, a World Series hero of Royals past, took the mound for a ceremonial pitch to begin the festivities Wednesday night at a raucous Kauffman Stadium, where a sellout crowd watched the Royals and Giants go at it in Game 7 of the World Series.

Managers Bruce Bochy and Ned Yost both used an all-hands-on-deck approach, with Bochy yanking starter Tim Hudson in the second inning and Yost prepared to use his bullpen aggressively as well.

Click through for a gallery of the action before, during and after the game.