Royals edge out Blue Jays to reach MLB World Series

Kansas City Royals to take on the Mets after a 4-3 win over Blue Jays in Game Six.

    Royals edge out Blue Jays to reach MLB World Series
    The best-of-seven series will begin on Tuesday in Kansas City [Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports]

    The Kansas City Royals advanced to the World Series for a second straight year after some daring base-running helped them beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in Game Six of the American League Championship Series.

    Lorenzo Cain scored from first base on a single down the right field line by Eric Hosmer with no outs in the bottom of the eighth to snap a 3-3 tie and set up a 'Fall Classic' against National League champions the New York Mets.

    The best-of-seven Major League Baseball championship series will begin on Tuesday in Kansas City.

    Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was named most valuable player of the series after batting .478 (11-for 23), scoring six runs, driving in five and playing sterling defence.

    Kansas City will be trying for their first World Series title in 30 years, while the Mets seek their first Fall Classic crown in 29 years after most recently losing to their cross-town rival Yankees in the Subway Series of 2000.

    "Last year at this time we were so excited to be here," said Royals manager Ned Yost.

    "This year, from the first day of spring training we expected to be here."

    SOURCE: Reuters


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.