Saturday, October 24, 2015

Royals Take Care of Blue Jays, set to Meet Mets in World Series

ROYALS 4
BLUE JAYS 3
KC Wins Series 4-2

Even a one-hour rain delay was not going to deter the Kansas City Royals from their second consecutive American League title. With Game 6 of the ALCS tied at three, after a 2-run homer by Jose Bautista tied it in the eighth, the Royals had to wait out a sudden rain delay before answering the Toronto slugger. 

They wasted no time at all. Once play resumed Kansas City was on the move, literally. Lorenzo Cain led of the eighth inning with a walk, and soon found himself gliding around the bases after Eric Hosmer's clutch base hit down the right field line. Cain scored easily as the throw from right field came in late, handing the Royals a 4-3 lead. 

Wade Davis held on for the comeback win, striking out two and jamming Josh Donaldson into a game-ending groundout with the tying run at third and the go-ahead run at second base for the Blue Jays. 

Kansas City's return to the World Series should be a surprise to nobody. They were the best team in the American League all season, and were the favorite by many to get back to this point. Now they get set to meet the Mets for the first time in the World Series. 

The Mets and Royals do have a history against one another. The Royals and Mets have played nine games against one another all-time, with Kansas City leading the all-time series 5-4. The last time they met, the Royals took two of three at Citi Field in 2013. The last time the Mets ever visited Kaufmann Stadium was way back in 2004. 

The World Series begins Tuesday night in Kansas City. 

Tues, Oct. 27; Game 1: New York Mets (deGrom) @ Kansas City (Cueto) - 8:07 p.m. 
Wed, Oct. 28; Game 2: New York Mets (TBA) @ Kansas City (TBA) - 8:07 p.m. 
Fri, Oct. 30; Game 3: Kansas City (TBA) @ New York Mets (TBA) - 8:07 p.m. 
Sat, Oct. 31; Game 4: Kansas City (TBA) @ New York Mets (TBA) - 8:07 p.m. 
Sun, Nov. 1; Game 5: Kansas City (TBA) @ New York Mets (TBA) - 8:15 p.m. 
Tues, Nov. 3; Game 6: New York Mets (TBA) @ Kansas City (TBA) - 8:07 p.m. 
Wed, Nov. 4; Game 7: New York Mets (TBA) @ Kansas City (TBA) - 8:07 p.m. 

Official pitching match-ups will be available by Sunday. 

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