Royals: Looking back on 2015 World Series Game 2

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Kansas City Royals, Ben Zobrist
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For the Kansas City Royals, Game 2 of the World Series started quiet, with outstanding pitching from Johnny Cueto.

The first inning got off to a quiet start. For the Kansas City Royals, Johnny Cueto set the tone for the evening, sitting the first three batters he faced. deGrom answered, retiring the three Royals bats he saw as well. The second inning was a similar story. Other than a single from Lucas Duda, Cueto quickly recorded three outs on three batters, the last being a double play. deGrom again retired the three Royals he faced in order.

The game continued as a pitchers battle into the third inning. Cueto retired three in a row to begin the third, and deGrom recorded three outs, plus gave up a walk to Alex Gordon. In the fourth inning, both pitchers started to show some fatigue.

Cueto started the fourth with a walk to Curtis Granderson. After recording the first out, he followed up with another walk to Daniel Murphy. With two outs, Duda again stepped to the plate and knocked a single to left, allowing Murphy in to score. Cueto pulled it together and got the last out, finishing the third without further damage.

deGrom also started to see some issues in the fourth. Ben Zobrist started the inning by reaching first on an error. deGrom recorded an out but followed up with a single to center from Eric Hosmer. With two outs, deGrom continued to struggle walking Mike Moustakas. Unfortunately for the Royals, even with the bases loaded, they were unable to get on the board and deGrom recorded the final out.