/Nightengale: Hosmer's sac fly put Royals past Mets

Nightengale: Hosmer's sac fly put Royals past Mets

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It had perhaps the strangest World Series delay in history, the craziest World Series homer in nearly a century, two critical errors, a dramatic ninth-inning homer and one of the most courageous pitching performances anyone can imagine.

Where else can you have a game stopped by a TV power outage, the first World Series inside-the-park homer since 1929, an error that resurrected memories of Bill Buckner and a lights-out closer giving up a homer to the No. 8 hitter?

By the end of the day Tuesday, Game 1 of the World Series may be remembered simply for being one of the memorable games ever produced in October.

The Kansas City Royals pulled out a stunning 5-4, 14-inning victory over the New York Mets, tying the game on Alex Gordon’s one-out homer in the ninth off Jeurys Familia, and after Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson made a brilliant running catch in the 11th, winning it when Alcides Escobar scored on Eric Hosmer’s sacrifice fly.

Escobar reached on an error by David Wright to lead off the inning. He went to third on a Ben Zobrist single to right…

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