Royals Advance To World Series With 4-3 Win Over Blue Jays

The Kansas City Royals will advance to their second-straight World Series after beating the Toronto Blue Jays Friday night 4-3. Lorenzo Cain scored all the way from first on a single by Eric Hosmer in the 8th for the go-ahead run after the teams sat through a 45 minute rain delay. 

After KC tacked on an insurance run in the 7th with an Alex Rios single to make it 3-1, Toronto's Jose Bautista hit his second home run of the game to tie it before the rains hit. Bautista's homer came off Ryan Madson after star releiver Kelvim Herrera worked a perfect 1.2 innings. Royals closer Wade Davis came on after Toronto had tied the game in the 8th, and finished off the 9th by stranding two Blue Jays in scoring position.

Home runs by Ben Zobrist and Mike Moustakas in the 1st and 2nd, respectively, off David Price got the Royals on the board early before Bautista made it 2-1 in the 4th with his homer off Yordono Ventura.

The Royals repeat as AL champions for the first time in franchise history. In facing the New York Mets, the World Series will match up the 1985 and 1986 champions, the last time the two teams won a World Series. Kansas City lost in seven games to San Francisco in last year's World Series. The Mets advanced to their first WS since 2000 with their sweep of the Chicago Cubs this week.

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