NEW YORK (AP) — The Kansas City Royals won their first World Series crown since 1985, rallying in the ninth inning when Eric Hosmer scrambled home to tie it and then breaking away in the 12th to beat the New York Mets 7-2 in Game 5 Sunday night.
Johnny Cueto gave up just two hits in a 122 pitch complete game that has the Kansas City Royals halfway to their first World Series title in 30 years. Backed by 10 hits and seven runs, the Royals easily took Game 2 of the series by a 7-1 won final, heading to Citi Field in New York with a 2-0 advant…
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