The Kansas City Royals are the World Series Champions in 2015.
The series was full of drama and Game 5 was no exception. The Royals trailed 2-0 going into the top of the ninth inning. Mets’ pitcher Matt Harvey begged manager Terry Collins to keep him in the ballgame – which might have been asking too much.
A lead off walk to Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who would take second on a stolen base. The Royals would get on the board with a double by first baseman Eric Hosmer – driving in Cain. A chopper to first by Mike Moustakas moved Hosmer over to third base. Salvador Perez hit a hard grounder to third which resulted in the second out of the inning but also ended in a wild throw home by Mets’ first baseman Lucas Duda trying to catch Hosmer scoring the tying run.
The bottom of the ninth went quick, it was then into extra innings. Tenth inning – up & down for both teams. Onto the eleventh. Onto the twelfth…
Clutch hitting, an error by Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy & rocket line drive down the third base line gave Kansas City a 4-2 lead. That’s when Lorenzo Cain belted a shot into the left-center field gap, blowing it wide open to 7-2.
The Royals‘ bullpen were lights out all throughout the playoffs and in the bottom of the twelfth inning they finished off the Mets in four batters.
The game officially ended on Monday, November 2 at 12:34 AM EST.