KANSAS CITY VS. NEW YORK (NL)
New York (NL) 1 4 0
Kansas City 9 12 0
Alcides Escobar picks up right where he left off in the ALCS, going 3-5 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBIs en route to a blowout win in Game 1. Matt Harvey gives up 3 earned runs in 5 innings, but New York’s bullpen implodes in the late innings. Daniel Murphy homers for the seventh consecutive postseason game. Escobar and Alex Gordon both homer for Kansas City.
New York (NL) 1 7 0
Kansas City 4 6 1
Kansas City shuts down New York’s offense for the second straight game. After New York strikes first in the top of the first inning on a Yoenis Cespedes RBI single, Kansas City responds with four runs in the bottom half of the frame, including a 3-run HR by Mike Moustakas off Jacob deGrom. Neither team scores the rest of the way as Kansas City takes a 2-0 lead in the series. Johnny Cueto pitches 6.2 innings and allows one earned run for the victory.
Kansas City 2 10 0
New York (NL) 3 3 0
Energized by the home fans in the first World Series game in Citi Field history, New York takes a much needed Game 3 in a pitcher’s duel. With his team trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning, David Wright comes through with a clutch 3-run homer to give New York the lead for good. Noah Syndergaard pitches 7 electric innings, allowing just 2 earned runs. Jeurys Familia records a six out save as New York pulls within a game in the series.
Kansas City 1 4 1
New York (NL) 2 5 0
Halloween night features another scary pitcher’s duel between the two teams. Tied 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, rookie Michael Conforto launches a solo HR into the right field seats to give New York a 2-1 lead. Steven Matz gives up one earned run in 6 innings of work and Addison Reed, Tyler Clippard and Famila combine for three hitless innings to even the series at two games apiece. Cespedes also homers for New York.
Kansas City 0 5 1
New York (NL) 2 4 0
Harvey dominates for the Amazin’s in Game 5, as New York takes all three games in the series at home. Harvey pitches 7 innings, allows 4 hits, 1 walk and strikes out 8. An RBI double by Conforto in the fifth inning and an RBI single by Lucas Duda in the eighth inning provide New York with all of the offense they would need. Edinson Volquez is the hard luck loser after allowing just one earned run in 7 innings. Ben Zobrist has three hits for Kansas City in the losing effort.
GAME 6 (14 innings)
New York (NL) 7 18 1
Kansas City 5 10 1
The wildest game of the series sees 15 pitchers enter the game. With a 5-4 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, New York Manager Terry Collins elects to use Jeurys Familia for a six out save to close out the series. The plan backfires. After singles by Zobrist and Lorenzo Cain, Kendrys Morales saves Kansas City’s season (or at least temporarily) with a huge RBI single, tying the game at five. Neither team scores again until the 14th inning. After a leadoff double by Cespedes, Travis d’Arnaud drives him home with an RBI single and Wilmer Flores provides an insurance run with another RBI hit as New York takes a 7-5 lead. With Familia having already blown the save back in the eighth inning, Addison Reed comes in to close the game out. Alcides Escobar pops out to Wilmer Flores (who sheds tears of joy!) as the Amazin’s win their first World Series title since 1986.
NEW YORK (NL) WINS WORLD SERIES, 4 GAMES TO 2
Series MVP: Yoenis Cespedes (.308 BA, 8 hits, 1 HR, 3 RBI)