Kansas City Royals in the World Series



The Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon hits an RBI double in the eighth inning against the New York Mets during Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won, 7-1, for a 2-0 series lead. (Shane Keyser/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Savannah Cox, Online Editor

The Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) and became ALCS champions. The Royals are in the World Series for the second year in a row facing the New York Mets and are hoping to come out victorious. The Mets beat the Chicago Cubs to play in the World Series games against the Royals.

Game 1 of the World Series happened on October 27, 2015 and the Royals came out on top with a score of 5-4.

“It was 5 hours and 9 minutes of magic and madness,” ESPN.com said.

The game lasted for 14 innings and started off with Alcides Escobar, shortstop for the Royals, hitting a home run on the first pitch. At the game’s close in the ninth inning Alex Gordon, left fielder for the Royals, hit a home run to tie up the game and go into extra innings. Edinson Volquez started out the game pitching but then was relieved by Danny Duffy to finish it out.

“I’ve been saying this the whole night: This game’s going to show you something new every single day,” Royals pitcher Danny Duffy said when interviewed by ESPN.

The game did not end until nearly one in the morning but was a game worth watching. To end the game Eric Hosmer, first baseman for the Royals, hit a sacrifice fly. The Royals are in the World Series with a 1-0 record against the Mets. To win, the Royals need to win 3 more games against the Mets to become World Series champions.