World Series: Kansas City Royals beat New York Mets to win title

Kansas City Royals
The Royals had lost to the San Francisco Giants in the final game of last year's World Series

The Kansas City Royals have won their first World Series title in 30 years after beating the New York Mets 7-2 in game five.

The Royals' 12-inning victory over the Mets on Sunday at Citi Field saw them take the best-of-seven series 4-1.

It is their first title since 1985 but they had to come from behind to win it, rallying from 2-0 down in the ninth.

Eric Hosmer scrambled home to tie the game and they then broke away in the 12th inning.

The Royals' triumph came a year after their agonising loss in game seven of last year's World Series to the San Francisco Giants.

"What they accomplished this year was nothing less than spectacular and very, very special," said Royals manager Ned Yost.

"They just don't quit, they've got a lot of heart, they've got a lot of character and they never think they are going to lose."

Catcher Salvador Perez was named Most Valuable Player of the series.

"It is unbelievable. We feel like a family here and we knew we were going to do something special this year. I felt it in spring training."

Kansas City Royals players celebrate
Royals players celebrate after their first title in 20 years
Manager Ned Yost gets a soaking from catcher Salvador Perez
Manager Ned Yost gets a soaking from catcher Salvador Perez as the Royals celebrate their title
Kansas City Royals players celebrate
Royals players bizarrely celebrated in ski masks and snorkels
Jarrod Dyson
Jarrod Dyson celebrates with the Commissioner's Trophy

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