Legends On Deck

After Rain Delay, Royals Hold Off Blue Jays, Advance To World Series




The Kansas City Royals are returning to the World Series for a second year in a row, after holding off a late rally by the Toronto Blue Jays, to win the game 4-3 and the ALCS in six games.

The Royals took a quick 2-0 lead after the second inning on homes runs by Ben Zobrist in the first and Mike Moustakas in the second.

The Jays answered back with a run in the fourth on Jose Bautista‘s blast over the left center field fence to pull within 2-1.

The Royals added an insurance run in the top of the seventh, on an RBI single from Alex Rios, but Toronto answered right back kn the top of the eighth, to tie the game 3-3 on Jose Bautista’s second bomb of the game, this time a two run shot.

But the Royals weren’t going to let this game get away, and after a 45 min rain delay, Eric Hosmer singled in the bottom of the frame, scoring Lorenzo Cain all the way from first base to put the Royals up for good at 4-3.

Closer Wade Davis, who sat pitched in the top of the eighth, sat through the rain delay and returned to the ninth and quickly allowed a single to Russell Martin and a walk to Kevin Pillar. Dalton Pompey, who ran for Russell, stole third and with Dioner Navarro at the plate Pillar stole second.

With non out and runners on second and third, Wade struck out Navarro and Ben Revere, then induced a ground ball off the bat of Josh Donaldson to end the game and send the Royals to the World Series date with the New York Mets.

Game One of the Fall Classic starts Tuesday in Kansas City as both teams look to win a championship for the first time in 30 years. Royals last won in 1985 and the Mets in 1986.  Will be a series to remember.

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