Royals Win World Series in Extra Innings

They stage yet another rally
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 1, 2015 11:39 PM CST
Royals Win World Series in Extra Innings
Home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez watches as the Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer scores past New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud to tie the game in the ninth.   (Julie Jacobson)

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. The daring Royals capped their postseason full of comebacks with a dash for the ages, and made up for last year's near-win in a Game 7 loss to San Francisco. Hosmer's alert sprint home from third base on a grounder finished off a two-run burst in the ninth against Matt Harvey and closer Jeurys Familia.

Then in the 12th, pinch hitter Christian Colon delivered a tiebreaking single in his first appearance of this postseason. Lorenzo Cain added a three-run double. Royals starter Edinson Volquez threw two-hit ball for six innings, pitching a day after returning from his father's funeral in the Dominican Republic. Harvey pitched eight shutout innings for the Mets, then successfully argued to be allowed to start the ninth. He gave up a leadoff walk and a double before being pulled for Familia, who suffered his third blown save of the World Series. (More World Series stories.)

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