It was so near, yet so far for the New York Mets. Kansas City Royals pulled off an emphatic win over the Mets in the pivotal game 5 to clinch the World Series for the first time since 1985.
Royals rallied to win 7-2 in a 12-inning game that went past midnight to end at 12:34 Monday morning. Kansas’ win ended a splendid season for the New York Mets. The Royals struck 5 runs in the 12th to notch up a win in a high-voltage encounter. The man who appeared for the first time in the playoffs, Christian Colon, took a sharp single to essay the start of the final explosives. Then Daniel Murphy made a costly error. Lorenzo Cain posted a three-run double which was more than enough for the Royals.
“To come up a little short hurts,” Murphy said. “But it doesn’t make you love the guy next to you less.”
The Mets bounced back to chase the title for the first time since 1986 after a financial scandal plagued the club’s progress.
Down 0-2, the Royals finally tied in the ninth inning. Matt Harvey lifted the Mets in the eighth inning. The Royals won the series 4-1 to clinch the title.