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Epic World Series Game 1 - power outages, inside-the-park homer

  • Epic World Series Game 1 - power outages, inside-the-park homer

Extra innings, power outages and an inside-the-park homer? It can only mean an epic start to the 2016 World Series.

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The Kansas City Royals displayed the same level of skill they did last year, beating the New York Mets 5-4 in the 14th inning. It was longest WS Game 1 in history.

It became a marathon when Alex Gordon pulled Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer off the hook for his rare error, allowing the Mets to take a 4-3 lead in the eighth.

Hosmer ended it for the Mets with a sacrifice fly, allowing shortstop Alcides Escobar to score the winning run. Escobar not only scored at the end but set a wild pace early in the night, smashing the first pitch into center field, sprinting around the bases to give Kansas a 1-0 lead. It was the first inside-the-park home run in a WS since 1929.

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any crazier, the game was delayed by six minutes after Fox Sports lost power due to a generator issue. No big deal - it was “a rare electronics failure [causing] both the primary and backup generators inside the Fox Sports production compound to lose power”.

At that point, the Royals and Mets were tied 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth. Matt Harvey stood on the mound with no one to pitch to. Oh well, perfect time for a bathroom break.

Google Fiber joined in the fun when they experienced an hour-long outage during the early innings too. Cue jokes and memes.

Houston Astros’ mascot claimed responsibility for that one –

Better catch up on some z’s, people. Game 2 is on at 8:07 p.m. ET.

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