And 30 years later, the Royals of Kansas City returned to the top of Major League Baseball.
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And they could not do it any other way, only the only one they knew, overcoming adversity with an indomitable and tenacious spirit that made them overcome an adverse marker in their last turn to bat to prepare a celebration that took a year to arrive.
After going 2-0 down the slalom in the eighth inning, the Royals scored two runs in the ninth and five more in the twelfth to beat the New York Mets 7-2 to win their first World Series title since 1985.
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Catcher Salvador Perez, who played a key role in the action that tied the board in the ninth inning and unleashed the rally that gave him the definitive win at Kansas City, was voted the Most Valuable Player of the Fall Classic.
In a duel in which they were submitted by Metropolitan starter Matt Harvey, the Royals bats did not stop fighting and consummate the return thanks to the performance of Edinson Volquez, who, despite allowing a home run to the first batter he faced And a run in the sixth inning, kept New York close on the board to give his offense the chance to do what he knows best: come from behind.
Although he did not win, Volquez, who played for the first time since his father's death on the day he opened Game 1 of the World Series, was decisive for the Royals.
Rebounding adverse markers does not scare these Royals, who thus won many of their 95 games in regular season and eight more in Playoffs, including the one that returned the glory to them.
With the return in Game 5 of the 2015 World Series, Kansas City tied a Major League playoff record with eight wins after going down 2 or more runs.
An order to the relentless Bat, that was the one that struck least during the campaign, in which any batter has the capacity to base itself and to wear down to the rival pitcher, is responsible in a great measure of that record that, by allowing it, The Royals win their second World Series.
The frame of Game 5 in Queens, New York, was the ideal for the Royals, who after being dominated the first eight innings, opened the top of the ninth with a wallet to Lorenzo Cain that destabilized Harvey.
Cain stole second base and scored with an unstoppable Eric Hosmer to get Harvey to leave the game, but in a difficult situation for closer Jeyrus Familia.
With an out on the board, Familia dominated with a roll to third of Perez to get the second out, but in the first base shot, Hosmer decided to run home.
Lucas Duda put out Perez, but his home shot was impossible for catcher Travis D Arnaud and Hosmer scored the run of the tie that left the Mets' death wounded.
The Mets fought for two more innings, but like the Houston Astros in the Divisional Series and the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Championship against Kansas City, they only lengthened their agony.
In the twelfth, Perez opened the Royals' batting with a hit, Jarrod Dyson, whose speed is an Ace up his sleeve for Kansas City, replaced him as a running runner and quickly stole second base.
An out-roll sent Dyson to third base and a hit from Cristian Colón sent home to score the race with which the Royals took a 3-2 lead and started a five-game rally to which the Mets contributed their mistakes. defensive.
Wade Davis, the Kansas City closer, took the last three outs to clinch a win that the Royals could only cherish in 2014 when they fell to the San Francisco Giants in the seventh and final game of the World Series and left a man In third base, who, of noting, had sent that game to extra innings.
The situation in Game 5 of the Fall Classic was not so dramatic. The Mets needed to win to extend the series to at least a sixth match.
Mets defensive errors in the Fall Classic Games 4 and 5 only highlighted the quality of the Royals' defense, which during the season stole several races from rivals and established itself as one of the best in the Greater.
With the extra innings of Games 1 and 5, the 2015 World Series is the first to have two or more duels with additional innings since the 2001 edition when the Arizona Diamonds beat the Yankees.
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