Eric Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 14th inning to give the Royals a 5–4 walk-off win over the Mets in Game 1 of the World Series.
With Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon in a bases-loaded jam with nobody out, Hosmer hit a 2–2 fastball to right, which scored a tagging Alcides Escobar. It was the first walk-off sacrifice fly in a World Series game since Brooks Robinson’s in 1971.
The two teams played the third-longest game in World Series history by innings, finishing with one out in the bottom of the 14th.
The longest World Series game ever was played between the White Sox and Astros on Oct. 25, 2005. The Boston Red Sox walked off with two outs in the bottom of the 14th in Game 2 of the 1916 World Series against the Brooklyn Robins, marking the second-longest game.
- Kenny Ducey