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Nov 4, 2015

Mets to retool and try to emulate Royals’ run

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York Mets exceeded expectations with their advance to the World Series this season and now hope to emulate their Kansas City conquerors by going one step better next year.

“When I walked in that clubhouse the other night after Game Five and saw the disappointment on their faces I don’t think there’s any question (they would relish the) challenge next year to return,” manager Terry Collins said on Wednesday.

Nov 2, 2015

Royals rejoice, Mets bemoan moves in 111th World Series

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Kansas City Royals rejoiced at a mission accomplished, while the New York Mets bemoaned some sloppy fielding and dubious managerial moves in the 111th World Series.

The American League Royals ruled after executing their third crucial, late-inning rally in a clinching 12-inning victory against the National League champion Mets in the wee hours of Monday morning in New York.

Nov 2, 2015

Brave Volquez key in joyful win despite tragic loss

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Royals starter Edinson Volquez did not figure in the decision in Sunday’s World Series-clinching victory over the New York Mets but his Kansas City team mates were moved by his performance.

Volquez gave up two runs, one earned, on two hits in six innings in the game eventually won by the Royals 7-2 in 12 innings for a 4-1 triumph in the best-of-seven series.

Nov 2, 2015

Royals reign after beating Mets in World Series

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – Kansas City ended a 30-year wait for a World Series title as the Royals reigned over Major League Baseball with a 7-2, 12-inning victory over the New York Mets on Sunday.

A pinch-hit single by utility infielder Christian Colon scored the go-ahead run off reliever Addison Reed in the 12th and the Royals added four more runs in capturing the best-of-seven championship series by four games to one.

Nov 1, 2015

Grieving Volquez to pitch for World Series clincher

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Kansas City pitcher Edinson Volquez arrived in New York on Saturday after leaving the Royals to attend his father’s funeral and looked forward to taking the mound for a potential World Series clincher against the Mets.

“I’m pretty sure my dad is going to be proud of me when I pitch tomorrow on the mound,” Volquez told reporters after Kansas City’s 5-3 Game Four win gave them the chance to claim the crown on Sunday.

Nov 1, 2015

Royals within one win of World Series title

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Kansas City Royals moved within one win of their first World Series crown in 30 years by beating the New York Mets 5-3 on Saturday to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven for the Major League Baseball championship.

An error by Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy, their National League championship series hero, on a slow roller by Eric Hosmer in the eighth inning opened the floodgates for the Royals, who turned a 3-2 deficit into a 5-3 lead.

Oct 31, 2015

First pitch sets stage for crucial Mets win

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York’s strapping, rookie righthander Noah Syndergaard, known by the nickname “Thor”, hammered home a Mets message with the first pitch of World Series Game Three and made no apologies.

The 98 mph fastball that whistled by Kansas City Royals leadoff hitter Alcides Escobar high and inside dropped the shortstop to the dirt in the opening salvo of the Mets’ 9-3 win that narrowed New York’s deficit in the best-of-seven to 2-1.

Oct 31, 2015

Mets make it a Series with Game 3 win over Royals

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The New York Mets climbed back into the World Series with a 9-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals at a jubilant Citi Field on Friday.

Lifted by the roars of the home crowd, a pair of two-run home runs and gritty pitching by rookie Noah Syndergaard, the Mets narrowed the deficit in the best-of-seven ‘Fall Classic’ to 2-1.

Oct 31, 2015

McCutchen named Clemente Award winner

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates was named winner of the Roberto Clemente Award on Friday for his contributions on and off the field, including community involvement.

McCutchen was one of 30 candidates for the award as each of the Major League Baseball teams nominated one of their own players for the honor.

Oct 29, 2015

Mets hope home is where the World Series wins are

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Trailing two games to none in a World Series is an uphill climb, but New York teams have bucked the odds in the past.

Though the last nine teams to jump ahead 2-0 in the best-of-seven for the Major League Baseball championship have lifted the trophy, it is not a foregone conclusion in these parts.