Escobar’s inside-the-park homer came on Harvey’s first pitch. It was the 10th in World Series history, and the first since 1929. He is the first to lead off the first inning with one.
It’s also the 20th leadoff home run in World Series history, and the first since Derek Jeter’s in Game 4 of the 2000 World Series against the Mets.
Harvey finished the inning unscathed, and the game remained 1–0 Royals entering the top of the second.
- Kenny Ducey