2015 World Series Recap: Royals Rally Past Mets, 7-2, To Win First World Series Since 1985
Christian Colon’s RBI single started a five-run 12th inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Mets, 7-2, in Game 5 on Sunday night in New York to win their first World Series since 1985.
A dominant, nine-strikeout pitching performance from Mets’ starter Matt Harvey had Kansas City trailing 2-0 heading into the ninth, but the Royals rallied — their record seventh multi-run uprising this postseason — to force extra innings.
In the pivotal ninth, Lorenzo Cain worked a walk, stole second and was immediately doubled home by Eric Hosmer, finally ending Harvey’s night in favor of New York closer Jeurys Familia.
After a Mike Moustakas ground-out moved Hosmer to third base, Kansas City catcher Salvador Pérez grounded out to third. When Mets’ captain David Wright threw to first to retire Perez, Hosmer broke for home and scored the tying run when first baseman Lucas Duda’s throw went wide of the plate.
Three innings later, the American League champions tallied five runs off New York reliever Addison Reed, with Alcides Escobar and Cain adding doubles following Colon’s go-ahead single.
Reed took the loss for the Mets; Luke Hochevar got the win for the Royals.
Wade Davis recorded the final out for Kansas City, which lost to the Giants in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. Perez made the final out of that game with the tying run on third base, but his 8-for-22 performance this year was good enough to garner the 2015 World Series MVP award.
2015 World Series Recap: Kansas City beats New York, 4-1
Game 1: Kansas City 5, New York 4 (14)
Game 2: Kansas City 7, New York 1
Game 3: New York 9, Kansas City 3
Game 4: Kansas City 5, New York 3
Game 5: Kansas City 7, New York 2 (12)
Best-of-seven; home team in bold