The Kansas City Royals stand in the verge of their first World Series championship since 1985, as Game 5 will be streamed live online — with the New York Mets doing whatever it takes not to watch the Royals celebrate in front of the Mets' own home fans. But the Mets will need to recover in a hurry after a devastating loss in Game 4, when an error by Daniel Murphy in the eighth inning opened the floodgates for a decisive three-run Royals rally.
Murphy carried the Mets through the first two rounds of the postseason with a record-setting offensive performance, hitting seven home runs, including six in consecutive games, to lift the Mets into their first World Series since 2000, when they lost in five games to their crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees.
But unless the Mets can figure out a way to beat the relentless Royals on Sunday, it will be Murphy's defense, or lack of it, that played a huge role in another Mets World Series defeat. Down 3-1, the Mets will be eliminated with one more loss.
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The Mets held a 3-2 lead going into the eighth inning, thanks to two solo home runs by 22-year-old rookie Michael Conforto who hit nine in 194 plate appearances during the regular season, but hadn't hit one since Game 2 of the National League Division Series.
But with Mets closer Jeurys Familia on the mound and runners on first and second with one out from back-to-back walks by set-up man Tyler Clippard, Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer tapped a slow roller to second base. Murphy charged the ball but let it go under his glove, allowing a run to score — instead of what would have been a two-out situation with runners on second and third.
"I tried to one-hand it, it probably deserved to be two-handed. I probably had more time. I just misplayed it. They made us pay for it. I put us in a bad spot and it's frustrating."Watch a video recap of World Series Game Four in the video below.
Now, the Mets will count on 26-year-old ace Matt Harvey, who gave New York six innings of three-run, five-hit baseball in Game 1, to shut down the Royals lineup.
The Royals go back to their Game 1 starter, 32-year-old veteran Edinson Volquez, who just returned Saturday from the Dominican Republic where he attended the funeral of his father, who passed away just before Volquez took the mound last Tuesday.
"He was everything to me. He was one of the greatest men. I'm pretty sure my dad is going to be proud of me when I pitch. We'll see."
While the Royals have not won a World Series since winning their first and only championship in 1985, the Mets have won the World Series twice in four previous appearances, in 1969 and most recently, 1986.
Can the Mets recover from a devastating loss in Game 4 to stay alive at least one more day, forcing a Game 6 Tuesday in Kansas City? Or will the Royals continue to find new ways to win and nail down their first World Series championship since 1985, right on the Mets home turf?
To find out, watch the Kansas City Royals Vs. New York Mets World Series Game 5 live online from Queens, New York, by going to Fox Sports Go at this link or by downloading the Fox Sports Go app to watch the game on mobile devices. Fox Sports Go also streams live on the Amazon Fire TV device, allowing fans to watch the Royals vs. Mets game live online on their TV sets.
Game time for the Kansas City Royals Vs. New York Mets World Series Game 5 is scheduled for 8:07 Eastern Standard Time at Citi Field in Queens, New York City — 5:07 p.m. Pacific.
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