Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will pitch Game 1 of the World Series for the San Francisco Giants at Kansas City on Tuesday.
Manager Bruce Bochy made the expected announcement Saturday. Bumgarner, an 18-game winner, was voted NL Championship Series MVP as the Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals in five games.
Bochy is keeping his rotation the same as the first two rounds of the postseason. Right-hander Jake Peavy will pitch Game 2 on Wednesday, followed by 39-year-old right-hander Tim Hudson in his World Series debut Thursday at AT&T Park and then righty Ryan Vogelsong.
Yusmeiro Petit, who has twice provided a huge lift as a long man, will stay in his role as Bochy stuck with Vogelsong in the rotation. Unused two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum will make the roster