Eric Hosmer Came Back From A Bill Buckner-Like Error To Win Game 1 For The Royals

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Eric Hosmer mistimed a ground ball in the top of the eighth inning that allowed the Mets to score what could have been the game-winning run in Game 1 of the World Series. Alex Gordon eventually smashed a home run to straight-away center in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game up, and there was a chance Hosmer would be able to make amends at some point later on.

It took a few tries, but he finally did it in the bottom of the 14th inning when he came up to bat with the bases loaded, and hit a fly far enough into right to bring home the winning run and give the Royals a 1-0 series lead over the Mets.

The five-hour, 11-minute marathon was the longest Game 1 in World Series history, and it was just the third time ever a Series game went into the 14th inning.