Alex Rios’ apparent math mistake didn’t add up to a World Series loss for Kansas City.

The Royals right fielder settled under Curtis Granderson’s third-inning fly ball to short right field, seemingly ready for the throw home to keep New York’s Wilmer Flores from scoring.

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Then Rios took a casual step toward the dugout, as if he had thought there were three outs, not two.

In the middle of his second step, Rios threw to the plate, but not in time to get Flores, who came across the plate standing up. Rios’ apparent gaffe gave the Mets a two-run lead, but Kansas City rallied for three runs in the eighth inning for a 5-3 victory Saturday night and a 3-1 World Series lead. Read more…

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Royals comeback: Kansas City beats New York 5-3 in Game 4 of World Series