The Kansas City Royals won their first World Series crown since 1985, rallying in the ninth inning when Eric Hosmer scrambled home to tie it and then breaking away in the 12th to beat the New York Mets 7-2 in Game 5 Sunday night.
Alex Gordon hit a tying home run with one out in the ninth inning, Eric Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly against Bartolo Colon in the 14th and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 5-4 Tuesday night in the longest opener in World Series history.
Kansas City will host the New York Mets at Kaufman Stadium and it's a tale of two franchises breaking away from the shadow of their more successful "brothers." In the case of the Royals, they get a chance to outshine the St. Louis Cardinals, who have been a consistent staple of postseason baseball. While the Mets want to give New York a reason to celebrate other than the Yankees.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced they have made a friendly wager on the outcome of this year’s World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets. The series opens on Tuesday in Kansas City.
The Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals for the first time in thirty years have won their divisions in the same year. Both teams will also have home field advantage in the American League and National League.