Kansas City Royals defeat New York Mets 7-2 to win World Series

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

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Fans went wild as the Royals won the World Series.

For the first time in 30 years, the Kansas City Royals won the World Series, after coming from behind in eight of their 11 postseason games.

The Royals were down 2 to 0 in the top of the ninth, before tying the game with 2 runs.

Then, in a dramatic 12th inning, they scored 5 more to cement their victory.

Jarrod Dyson scored off a hit by Christian Colon, Alcides Escobar hit a double for Colon to score, and Lorenzo Cain smacked a bases loaded double that opened the way for Paulo Orlando, Escobar, and Ben Zobrist to score.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Royals catcher Salvador Pérez, who won the Series Most Valuable Player award. “We’ve got almost the same group when I played my first year in 2007 in Arizona, the Rookie League. It’s amazing to now win a World Series and see the same guys with you.”

Images courtesy of Kansas City Royals Facebook.