NEW YORK – Of all the ways for the Kansas City Royals to win their first championship in 30 years, this was the most fitting for the team that put the never in never say die: coming back again, aggressive as ever, relentlessly punishing the New York Mets for one final, merciful time.
The final was 7-2 Royals, the World Series theirs after five games, and they jumped and hugged and did the standard celebrating a champion does on the mound at Citi Field. This was different, though, not just because the Royals fell 90 feet short last season but because this team, if not for its seven epic comebacks, would've found itself similarly beaten.
Instead, a five-run explosion in the 12th inning blew open a game that the Royals had tied in the ninth, and the party that will last all fall and winter long in Kansas City was just starting. Pinch hitter Christian Colon provided the first blow, knocking in Jarrod Dyson to break the tie. Four more runs followed, and Wade Davis, baseball's best Read More »from Royals win the World Series with another epic comeback against the Mets