Monday November 2nd, 2015

Seldom-used utility infielder Christian Colon was the hero for the Royals in Game 5 of the World Series against the Mets on Sunday.

In the 12th inning, Colon came to the plate as a pinch hitter against Addison Reed and delivered a line-drive single to leftfield that allowed Jarrod Dyson to score what proved to be the winning run.

It was Colon’s first plate appearance since Oct. 4, in the Royals’ regular-season finale. He scored later on a double down the leftfield line by Alcides Escobar

The game went to extra innings after the Royals scored two runs off Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia in the ninth inning. 

Royals closer Wade Davis put the finishing touches on the win in the bottom of the 12th inning, giving Kansas City its first World Series victory since 1985. 

- Dan Gartland

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