SportsNet Jumps The Gun, Declares Mets Game 5 Winners Before Royals Tie It Up
Kansas City Royals Win the 2015 World Series (Video)
SportsNet may have counted them out earlier, but the Kansas City Royals used a two-run rally in the top of the ninth to tie Game 5 against the New York Mets at 2-2. And in the 12th, they tacked on five more runs, giving them a 7-2 lead that they would not relinquish, en route to a 4-1 series victory and the franchise’s first World Series title since 1985.
Sunday’s Game 5 win marked the third time in the 2015 World Series that the Royals came back to beat the Mets after trailing in the eighth inning or later.
Their numerous comeback wins throughout the MLB playoffs made it appear as though they were destined to win it all, and just one year after falling one win short of a World Series title, they were determined not to let another opportunity at a championship slip away.
Here’s a look at the Royals’ final out to clinch the 2015 World Series title: