The Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays in the sixth game of the ALCS in a hard-played game. The final score was 4-3. The Royals outhit the Blue Jays 9-7 and won the series 4-2, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Just over 40,000 attended Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, to witness the Royals take the American League pennant and clinch a ticket to the World Series, where it is confirmed that they will face the New York Mets.
The Royals started the scoring early against the Blue Jays yesterday evening. In the bottom of the first, Ben Zobrist hit a solo home run, putting the Royals ahead 1-0 and causing a great deal of excitement with Royals’ fans.
With the game’s third run also being the game’s third home run, Toronto’s Jose Bautista hit a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning, bring the score to 2-1 for the Royals.
In the seventh inning, Kansas City made further advances. The Blue Jays allowed Mike Moustakas to score off of an Alex Rios RBI hit, upping the score to 3-1, and causing fans to cheer with appreciation.
The game ended with the 4-3 score remaining intact and Kansas City won the series in front of an enthusiastic home crowd.
The Kansas City Royals’ Wade Davis is credited as the winning pitcher and the Blue Jays’ Roberto Osuna as the loser. The Royals’ nine hits came from Alcides Escobar, Ben Zobrist, Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer, and Kendrys Morales; Mike Moustakas and Alex Rios scored two hits apiece.
The Royals will be facing the New York Mets in game one of the World Series, scheduled for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, according to MLB. The Mets won 90 games in the 2015 regular season. The Royals, by comparison, won 95 and the Blue Jays won 93.
Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas is sure to be an asset to the Royals through the World Series. Besides his two RBIs last night, Moustakas had a 0.284 2015 regular season batting average and he hit 22 home runs. The third baseman has hit more then 10 home runs each year since 2012, when he hit 20. Moustakas was born in 1988 and first played pro baseball in 2011.
Blue Jays’ pitcher David Price faced 26 batters and Roberto Osuna, the losing pitcher, faced 5. Wade Davis, the Royals winning pitcher, faced 7 batters, while Royals’ pitcher, Yordano Ventura, faced 22.
Blue Jays’ right fielder Jose Bautista earned 11 hits and 10 RBIs in his last 10 games. Kansas City’s Ben Zobrist belted 12 hits and six RBIs during the same period.
The Toronto Blue Jays’ loss ends the professional baseball season for Canadians. Many will follow the World Series, many have started to direct their attention to NHL hockey, NBA basketball, and both NFL and CFL football.
Starting pitchers for the first World Series game are still to be announced according to MLB.
Two games are scheduled to be held in Kansas City on the 27 and 28. The World Series will then move to Citi Field in New York for three games, set to be played on October 30 and 31, and November 1. If necessary, Mets and Royals will then travel back to Kansas City for a final two games, scheduled for November 3 and 4.
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