Posted by Craig Mitchell at 1:23 AM
Tuesday night in Kansas City, it was Game 1 of the 2015 World Series. Eric Hosmer’s sac-fly in to bottom of the 14th inning snapped a 4-all tie. The Royals take game one of the World Series with a 5-4 win. The match-up was Matt Harvey vs. Edinson Volquez. In the bottom of the1st Alcides Escobar led off the series for the Royals hitting the first pitch he saw for an inside the park home run that fell between Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto in left-center. The two obviously making a miscommunication as Escobar jetted around the bases for a 1-0 KC lead. It stayed that way until the top of the 4th inning. Daniel Murphy singled and then with one out against the shift, Lucas Duda singled to right to make it 1st and 3rd. Travis d’Arnaud followed with infield single that was saved from being a double by a diving Mike Moustakas brining home Murphy and tying the game at 1. In the top of the 5th, the Mets took their first WS lead when Curtis Granderson hit a solo homer, his first homer of the post season for a 2-1 Met lead. In the 6th almost a carbon copy of the 4th inning. Cespedes singled, Duda again singled though the shift allowing Cespedes to easily go to 3rd. With one out, Conforto hit a sac-fly to make it 3-1 Mets. In the 6th the Royals got moving and tied the game. Ben Zobrist doubled down the right field line. Lorenzo Cain then singled to make it 1st and 3rd with no out. Eric Hosmer then hit a fly to center that brought home Zobrist and it was 3-2. Cain stole second and scored on a RBI single by Moustakas. Harvey left after the 6th. Going 6 allowing 5 hits 3 runs (earned) walking 2 and striking out 2. Volquez left after 6 as well allowing 3 runs on 6 hits in 6 innings walking 1 and striking out 3. Addison Reed pitched a scoreless 7th. In the 8th with 2 out Juan Lagares, who came in for defense, had a huge at bat against Kelvin Herrera which culminated with a single to center. Lagares then stole 2nd and he scored when a hopper by Flores down the first base line was flubbed by Hosmer and the Mets had a 4-3 lead. Tyler Clippard navigated 2 outs in the 8th and left with runners on 1st and 2nd. Jeurys Familia came on in the 8th two attempted the 4 out save. But with 1 out in the 9th Alex Gordon hit a home run to dead center field to tie the game at 4. The game went to extras. Jonathon Niese came on in the bottom of the 10th and pitched 2 effective innings striking out 3. In the bottom of the 12th Bartolo Colon came on and pitched into the bottom of the 14th. In that inning, Escobar reached on an error by Wright. Zobrist singled to right to make it 1st and 3rd with no out. Cain was intentionally walked to load the bases with no out. Hosmer then hit the winning sac-fly to right to score Escobar as the Royals win it in 14. Colon takes the loss, former Met Chris Young, who pitched 3 sterling innings picks up the win. Daniel Murphy went 2 for 7 on the night extending his hitting streak to 10 games. David Wright went 2 for 7 Lucas Duda went 2 for 6. Lagares went 2 for 3 after coming in for Conforto. Zobrist went 3 for 6 for the Royals, Moustakas and Salvador Perez each had 2 hits for KC. The Mets trail the series 1 game to none. Jacob deGrom (3-0 1.80) goes for the Mets, Johnny Cueto (1-1 7.88) goes for Kansas City.