After five competitive games in the finals against the New York Mets, the Kansas City Royals won four games and lost one. This was their second time winning the World series since 1985.
In 1985 the Royals played against the St. Louis Cardinals and won four games to three.
The first game of the finals was on October 27 at Kauffman Stadium(Kansas City), where the Royals achieved their first victory over the Mets by 5-4.To win Royals' Eric Hosmer scarficed himself by hitting a fly(a baseball that is hit high into the air) to sent Escobar to home base in the bottom of the 14th inning fot the winning run.“I was just trying to put the ball in play, trying to get that run in,” said Eric Hosmer.
The next day, October 28 at the Kauffman Stadium,the Royals won 7-1 claiming the lead in the second game. Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes,a corner outfielder made a leaping grab of an Alex Rios(Royals) ball that was going over the wall.
Given a short time to practice, the Royals lost to the Mets 3-9in the third game on October 30 at Citi Field(New York City). Lucas Duda(Mets) made a sliding catch of a foul ball by Alcides Escobar(Royals) to make there first out of the sixth inning.
After the Mets tried to overtake the series in the third game, the Royals dominated the fourth game by 5-3 on October 31 at Citi Field. Mets' Michael Conforto hit his second homerun of the game in the fifth inning.
The final game took place at Citi Field on November 1 and settled who would win the World Series. The Royals won 7-2 with the Mets disappointed in themselves. The Royals tied with the Mets in 9th inning. Unlikely both teams would make any runs because of the tight game.The Royals made five runs by Jarrod Dyson, Christian Colon, Paulo Orlando,Alcides Escobar, and Ben Zobrist in the 12th inning.“Everybody kept pushing, kept playing hard.” said the shortstop for the KC Royals, who also is the Golden Glove winner for Shortstop this year, Alcides Escobar. “We never think about that the game is over,” Salvador Perez said, “We all compete to the last hour that is what we did tonight…...It’s amazing to now win a World Series.”
The Mets really wanted to win the World Series. Terry Collins, the manager of the New York Mets said,”I wanted this game.” Even started blaming himself for the loss,” It was my fault.”After all of the excitement of all five games the Kansas City Royals took home the victory this year for the 2015 World Series.
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