Games 1 and 2 of the 2015 World Series were a study in contrasts. An epic marathon — the longest opening game in World Series history — began the Kanas City Royals vs. New York Mets title match: 14 innings that ended on an Eric Hosmer sacrifice fly, a full five hours and nine minutes after first pitch. Hosmer punctuated his winning at-bat with a brassy bat flip, and his Royals took the same pugnacious attitude into Game 2

The second date, on Wednesday night, was all Kansas City. That 7-1 thumping has the Royals already out to a commanding 2-0 lead in Major League Baseball‘s best-of-four grand finale. The series now returns to New York for three more games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday Read more…

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World Series reset: Are the Royals inevitable? Can the Mets come back?