Tensions were high entering Game 4 of the World Series at Citi Field as the New York Mets, were trying to tie the series after losing the first two games to the Kansas City Royals. In the end, the Royals won 5-3 to extend their lead, leaving them only one more win to become world champs. Get the full rundown on the game here!
In what was without a doubt the most highly-anticipated game of the 2015 World Series thus far, the New York Mets took on the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field on Saturday night, Oct. 31, but there could only be one winner. Congratulations go to the Royals, who won 5-3 to take a 3-1 lead in the series!
Expert pitching by both Steven Matz of the Royals and Chris Young, of the Mets set the tone for the game early keeping the score at 0-0. Things livened up in the third inning when rookie Micheal Conforto clobbered one into the bleachers in the right field scoring a home run and sending the fans into raptures. The Mets eased into a 2-0 lead by the end of the fourth before Conforto jacked another homer putting the Mets 3-1 up. In doing so, he became the third youngest player to ever homer twice in a World Series game.
If you thought the Royals were done though, you were sadly mistaken. They pulled it back to 3-3 when Lorenzo Cain’s ground hit went under infielder Daniel Murphy glove in what was surely be one of the biggest errors in recent World Series history. Then, Mike Moustakis smacked one past a diving Murphy to hand the Royals a 4-3 lead. Salvador Perez added to the Mets’ misery by driving in another run just minutes later 5-3.
Whether you’re a fan of the Mets, Royals or neither, there’s no denying that this has been one of the most exciting MLB championships in recent years. For starters, the series kicked off with an inside-the-park home run — the first time in a World Series since 1929 — after Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar blasted the ball on the first pitch and put KC up by one run. That game would go on a full fourteen innings with the Royals winning 5-4, making the longest opening World Series game in history!
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— Alyssa Montemurro