Kansas City Royals Win The World Series
For the first time in 30 years, the Kansas City Royals are the World Series champions. Christian Colon pinch-hit RBI tie breaking single started a five-run rally in the top of the 12th inning in the Royals come-from-behind 7-2 victory over the New York Mets to win the World Series in five games. The lightly used Colon is the first player in World Series history to drive in the winning run in a clinching victory in his first plate appearance.
Salvador Perez was named World Series MVP
Kansas City trailed 2-0 after Mets right-hander Matt Harvey pitched eight good innings, striking out nine. After he gave up a run in the ninth, Harvey gave way to Jeurys Familia. The Mets closer allowed the tying run to score on a gutsy baserunning move by Eric Hosmer, who scored from third on a ground out. It was Familia's third blown save of the series.
The Royals won all four World Series games coming from behind. After taking the first two at home, the Royals won two of three in New York.