KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the New York Mets 5-4 in 14 innings and draw first blood in the marathon opener of the best-of-seven World Series on Tuesday.
Eric Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly to right off 42-year-old reliever Bartolo Colon to score Alcides Escobar in an enthralling start to the Major League Baseball championship. It was the longest ever World Series Game One.
The Royals sent the game to extra innings in dramatic fashion when, trailing 4-3 with one out in the bottom of the ninth, Alex Gordon clouted a long home run off Mets closer Jeurys Familia to tie it 4-4.
Game Two of the Fall Classic will be played on Wednesday at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium.