The Royals pulled off what will go down as one of their greatest games ever by overcoming a four-run, eighth inning deficit to win 9-6 over the Houston Astros on October 12, 2015. The victory staved off elimination and forced Game 5.
Seeing the Chicago Cubs pull off a four-run, ninth rally to win their NLDS series on Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants made me feel left out of the post-season party. Re-watching the Kansas City Royals win 9-6 in their 2015 ALDS Game 4 match-up against Houston cheered me right up.
Was it a more thrilling victory than the Cubs’ win? In my biased opinion: yes! The Kansas City Royals faced elimination. The Cubs would have gone back to Chicago for Game 5 if they lost to the Giants. On the other hand, the Cubs did pull off their rally in the ninth, which is even more poetic than an eighth-inning comeback.
It Really Depends On Your Rooting Interest
But, really, your answer is going to come down to rooting interest. If you love the KC Royals, it’s not even close. If you bleed Cubs blue, well, Game 4 was so last year.
The Kansas City Royals came into game 4 hoping to see Yordano Ventura take over like he did in World Series game 6 in 2014 with the team also facing elimination. Ventura pitched 7.0 shutout innings in a 10-0 KC win.