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Royals rally past Mets for first World Series title in 30 years

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Kansas City has a championship. The Royals scored twice in the top of the 9th to force extra innings, and picked up 5 more in the 12th to defeat the New York Mets 7-2, winning the series in 5 games.

Television cameras picked up Mets' starter Matt Harvey convincing manager Terry Collins to let him pitch the 9th inning with a 2-0 lead. Harvey issued a walk to lead-off hitter Lorenzo Cain. Cain later scored on a double by Eric Hosmer. Hosmer would then score the tying run on a ground out with Mets' closer Jeurys Familia on the mound.

The 2-2 score held up until the 12th inning when the Royals opened up the floodgates. Christian Colon's no out single scored Jarrod Dyson for Kansas City's first lead of the game. Two batters later, Hosmer laced a double in to the gap in right center to bring Colon to the plate for a 4-2 edge, while Cain provided the dagger with a bases loaded double giving the Royals the 7-2 lead. The 5 runs marked the most scored in an inning later than the 9th in World Series history.

The World Series title is the second in Kansas City franchise history and the first since 1985.

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