The Kansas City Royals take Game 1 of the World Series in dramatic fashion

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Let’s get this out of the way: The Royals won Game 1 of the World Series 5-4 last night (technically, this morning). After 14 innings and more than five hours, Eric Hosmer’s walk-off sac fly scored Alcides Escobar. 

It was fitting that Escobar scored the final run of the game; he started the night with a lead-off, in-the-park home run.

This capped a bizarre night that included a Google Fiber outage (get those antenna TVs out!) and Fox losing the broadcast feed. Not sure anyone was pining for Joe Buck’s call of the game (we love you, Matt Vasgersian). 

Alex Gordon’s heroics lifted the Royals with a crushing solo home run over the center-field wall in the ninth inning. 

And let’s not forget Mike Moustakas’ run-saving, diving snag in the top of the sixth.

The news wasn’t all good for the team. Game 1 starter Edinson Volquez’s 63-year-old father died earlier in the day in the Dominican Republic. It’s unclear if Volquez knew before taking the mound as there were conflicting reports that the news was kept from him. And this might make you tear up: Volquez texted Escobar after the game, saying “Thank you guys, for winning that game for me.”

Props go to Chris Young for pitching three scoreless innings. 

Here’s MLB.com’s game recap.

Game 2 tonight starts at 7:07 p.m. Johnny Cueto will be on the mound.