Kings of the World Series: Royals Oust Mets

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run against the New York Mets in the 9th inning in game five of the World Series at Citi Field on November 1. Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals fans were celebrating from a distance late Sunday night and into Monday, as their team won the clinching game of the World Series at Citi Field in New York City, 7-2 in 12 innings.

The Royals dominated in losing only one game to the New York Mets in the series, falling by a score of 9-3 on Friday night. They won the first two games in Kansas City and then took a 3-1 lead by pulling off a come-from-behind victory on Halloween night, jumping ahead 5-3 in the 8th inning after a crucial error by Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy, the team's MVP in the National League Championship Series.

WE’RE #CROWNED!!! Your Kansas City Royals are WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!

— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) November 2, 2015

The Mets led in every game of the series, as the Royals came from behind again on Sunday, scoring two runs in the ninth inning to tie the game before scoring five in the 12th.

A long-awaited victory parade is likely to be held after the Royals return to Kansas City this week. Neither team had won a World Series since the 1980s—the Royals in 1985, the Mets in 1986.


— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) November 2, 2015