Shortly after 1:15 a.m. on the East Coast, the Kansas City Royals won a wild marathon World Series opener with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 14th inning. The game lasted five hours as the New York Mets and Royals locked horns in what was largely a battle between their bullpens. The Mets went into the bottom of the ninth with a 4-3 lead, which was blown by closer Jeurys Familia when he gave up a solo home run to Alex Gordon. The marathon game finally ended on a pop fly to right field by the Royals’ Eric Hosmer, allowing Alcides Escobar to score. After the game, Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez learned that his father had died yesterday in the Dominican Republic.
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