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5 hours later, Royals win World Series opener in 14th

WORLD SERIES GAME 1

5 hours later, Royals win World Series opener in 14th

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An inside-the-park home run. A power failure that blacked out the TV audience. Crazy bounces, great plays and key errors.

The longest World Series opener ever had a little bit of everything. And more than five hours after they began, Alcides Escobar and the Kansas City Royals also had just enough energy to outlast the New York Mets.

Saved by Alex Gordon’s tying home run in the ninth inning off Mets closer Jeurys Familia, the Royals won in the 14th when Escobar dashed home on Eric Hosmer’s sacrifice fly for a 5-4 win late Tuesday night.

This tied for longest Series game ever and ended at 12:18 a.m. From the get-go, it was wild and weird.

Escobar hit an inside- the-parker on the very first pitch from Matt Harvey. Later, that power problem caused fans and the team’s replay rooms at Kauffman Stadium to go dark.

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