Royals: Looking back on the 2015 World Series, Game 4

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After a Game 3 loss, the Kansas City Royals look to get the World Series back on track as they again face the Mets at Citi Field.

In Game 3 of the 2015 World Series, the Kansas City Royals were unable to continue their win streak with a loss to the Mets. This was the first game of the series that was played at the Mets’ home stadium in New York, Citi Field.

For Game 4, the Royals would again be at Citi Field and be without their home field crowd. If the Royals wanted to finish out this World Series without losing another game, though, they would have to figure out a way to win in New York.

Getting the start for the Royals in Game 4 was veteran Chris Young. Young had played multiple roles for the Royals in 2015, starting multiple games, but also appearing in relief as needed. Young had put together a good regular season, holding a record of 11-6, with a 3.06 ERA and 83 strikeouts over 123.1 innings.

Taking the mound for the Mets was Steven Matz. Matz did not spend a lot of time in the majors in 2015, partially due to an injury, but the time he spent with the Mets was productive. Matz started 6 games, finishing the regular season with a 4-0 record, an ERA of 2.27 and 34 strikeouts over 35.2 innings.

While they knew it wouldn’t be easy, the Royals needed a win in Game 4 if they wanted to keep the advantage. Young was ready to take the start and keep the Royals in the game as long as he could. On October 31, 2015, in front of the New York crowd of 44,815 fans, Game 4 of the World Series got started.