Royals: Revisiting the 2015 World Series, Game 5

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If the Kansas City Royals are going to win the World Series this night they will have to do it from a familiar spot…trailing.

Lorenzo Cain tries to get a Kansas City Royals special going, starting a rally with two outs, by singling and stealing second base.  Eric Hosmer goes down swinging, however, and with that, the inning is over.

Curtis Granderson punishes Royals’ pitching again slamming his third home run of the series to lead off the game.  Volquez settles down after that striking out the next two batters and inducing a Yoenis Cespedes grounder but the damage is already done.

A David Wright error puts Mike Moustakas on base to lead off the second but he advances no further.  Lucas Duda walks to begin the home half of the inning but a Travis d’Arnaud double play kills that momentum.

Harvey surprising allows a single to Volquez to start the third.  Volquez was 0-for-6 batting with the Kansas City Royals that season and the prior year with the Pittsburgh Pirates his average was .038 in 53 at-bats.  An Alcides Escobar double-play ball erases that mistake and no more base runners are allowed.

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Volquez pitches a 1-2-3 frame and the first third of the game is complete with New York clinging to a 1-0 lead.