Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28
Time: 8:07 p.m. ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
The Royals outlasted the Mets to come away with a 5-4 win in Game 1 of the World Series, but the Amazins will get a chance to even the best-of-seven series on Wednesday night when they return to Kauffman Stadium to play Game 2.
The longest World Series opener ever had a little bit of everything. And more than five hours after they began, Alcides Escobar and the Kansas City Royalsalso had just enough energy to outlast the New York Mets.
This tied for longest Series game ever and ended at 12:18 a.m. From the get-go, it was wild and weird.
The New York Mets dropped a marathon 5-4, 14 inning decision at Kauffman Stadium to lose game one of the World Series. Matt Harvey gave up three runs on five hits over six frames with Jeurys Famillia blowing the save with a 9th inning homer served up before a sac fly off of Bartolo Colon in the 14th did the Mets in. New York totaled eleven hits and walked three times with Curtis Granderson slamming a solo homer while Travis d’Arnaud and Michael Conforto recording RBI’s. The game two start goes to Jacob deGrom who will be making his 4th start of the playoffs on Wednesday. In three outings DeGrom has bee charged with
The Kansas City Royals once again came through in the clutch to win the World Series opener in 14 innings. Starter Edinson Volquez gave up three runs on six hits through six frames with Kelvin Herrera allowing an unearned run. Chris Young picked up the victory with three innings of no hit baseball. The Royals did their damage on eleven hits and six bases on balls with Alcides Escobar opening the scoring with an inside the park homer with Alex Gordon going solo in the 9th to erase a 4-3 deficit. Escobar scored twice with the winning run plated on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Eric Hosmer. Kansas City turns to Johnny Cueto for the game two start against the Mets on Wednesday. Cueto has had nine days to shake off an 11-8 loss at Toronto where he allowed eight runs on six hits and four BB over two innings.
Game 2 is Wednesday night, with Jacob deGrom starting for the Mets against Johnny Cueto. It’s a hairy matchup: DeGrom’s flowing tresses versus Cueto’s mop of dreadlocks.