Kansas City Royals crowned World Series Champions

The Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 7-2 in game 5 of the World Series Nov. 1.



The Kansas City Royals celebrate after defeating the New York Mets 7-2 to win the World Series Nov. 1 at Citi Field in New York. photo courtesy MCT Campus

by Audrey Carroll, Managing Editor of Web

In true Kansas City fashion, the Royals made a late comeback in the ninth inning of game 5 of the World Series. Scoring five runs in extra innings, the Kansas City Royals clinched the World Series Championship title for the first time in 30 years.

In the ninth, center fielder Lorenzo Cain walked and stole second against Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, who had been throwing pitches almost impossible to hit all game. Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer then hit a run-scoring double off the wall, and Mets manager Terry Collins took out Harvey and put in pitcher Jeurys Familia, who faced KC third baseman Mike Moustakas. Moustakas hit a grounder that moved Hosmer to third. Hosmer was able to score and tie up the game when KC catcher Salvador Perez hit a grounder towards third base. With the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth, game 5 of the World Series moved into extra innings.

In the top of the 12th, Perez hit a single and Jarrod Dyson replaced him on first. A couple batters later, Christian Colon got to bat for the first time in the whole post-season and slammed a single into left-field. As a result, the Mets bullpen fell apart. The Royals scored four more runs, the last three on a double by Cain.

Closer Wade Davis then pitched a great inning, ending the game and the series. The Royals burst onto Citi Field to celebrate a well-deserved championship title.

The Royals will be back in Kansas City Tuesday Nov. 3 to celebrate with the entire city in a parade.