Royals: Looking back on 2015 World Series Game 2

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Kansas City Royals, Alcides Escobar
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Behind amazing pitching from Cueto, the Kansas City Royals looked to extend their World Series lead to 2-0.

In the top of the eighth, the Kansas City Royals decided to continue pitching Cueto. Cueto again showed up strong, quickly pitching all three Mets batters into outs. In the bottom of the eighth, the Royals looked to add a little more cushion to their lead.

To lead off the inning, Moustakas singled off Niese, followed by a double from Salvador Perez. With two on base, Gordon doubled to the shortstop, allowing Moustakas to score, and Perez to advance to third. New York then brought in Addison Reed to pitch for Niese. Reed was not able to stop the Royals bats though.

The Royals brought in speedy Paulo Orlando to hit for Rios. Orlando hit a sacrifice fly to left with one out, allowing Perez to score, and Gordon to advance to third. Escobar continued the assault, sending a triple to center to bring Gordon home for another run. The Mets, wanting to end the inning, brought in Sean Gilmartin to replace Reed. Gilmartin recorded the final two outs, but New York left the eighth inning with the Royals up 7-1.

In the top of the ninth, the Royals could see the end and had a firm grasp on the lead. With an opportunity to let their bullpen rest available, the Royals sent Cueto back in to finish the game. Other than a walk to Daniel Murphy, Cueto sealed a complete game with 122 pitches and only one earned run. Game 2 was over and the Royals came out on top, 7-1.

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With the Kansas City Royals now comfortably ahead in the World Series 2-0, they would have to leave the comfort of Kauffman Stadium and head to New York to play Game 3 at Citi Field where the Royals Yordano Ventura will face off against the Mets Noah Syndergaard.