As rain loomed over Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Oct. 27, it didn’t stop the Royals or the New York Mets from bringing their all during Game 1 of the World Series. In the end, the Royals came out on top, but it was still quite the game — the longest Game 1 in World Series history!
In a highly anticipated meeting, the New York Mets faced the Kansas City Royals in the first game of the 2015 World Series on Oct. 27! Prior to game time, there was a threat of a rain delay as it sprinkled on and off all day in Kansas City. Fortunately, the weather held up and allowed for the game to go on, and after an extra long first match up — 14 innings to be exact — the Royals took the victory!
The start of the 2015 World Series consisted of an inside-the-park home run (the first in a World Series since 1929) by KC shortstop Alcides Escobar, a power outage, and 14 innings! It was a crazy game, but one that will be remembered for many years to come. The Royals beat the Mets 5-4 in the 14th inning during the early morning hours of Oct. 28. Not only did they win the game, but it was the longest Game 1 in World Series history. Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer ended the game with a fly that allowed Alcides to run home and score the winning point!
Both teams are playing with no mercy, as they both have a lot on the line. The last time either team claimed the World Series title was in the 80s, with the Royals winning in 1985 and the Mets taking home the hardware the year after in 1986. Although they have both been back to the World Series since, they’ve failed to win, with the Royals losing just last year. Needless to say, there’s certainly fire under the feet of both rosters — and that definitely showed in Game 1!
With a win already under their belts, the Royals look to do it again in Game 2 on Oct. 28 to get one step closer to claiming the championship. Game 2 starters are Johnny Cueto for the Royals and Jacob deGrom for the Mets, so it’s sure to be another great match!
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— Taylor Weatherby & Chris Rogers