The Kansas City Royals scored five runs in the sixth inning on Wednesday night to win Game 2 and even the World Series against the San Francisco Giants.

The game was highlighted by a shouting match between Salvador Perez and Hunter Strickland in that sixth inning which led both clubs to leave their dugouts.

"We showed them that we have fight in us, and I think they knew that already," Billy Butler said. "But we stepped up big there as a team, and that gave us some confidence."

Jeremy Guthrie will be on the mound Friday night for the Royals, who had won eight straight playoff games before a 7-1 loss in the opener. Tim Hudson will start for San Francisco.