Game 1 at Kansas CityThe series starts in Kansas City and in a preview of what was to come, this was a close nail biter of a contest. KC scored 2 in the bottom of the second and St Louis got 'em back on a pair in the top of the 3rd. Then St Louis scored 1 each in the 7th and 9th as the Cardinal BP shut things down for Masahiro Tanaka who started and went 7&1/3 while giving up 2 earned runs. Marco Estrada took the loss with 7 IP and 3 earned runs. St Louis 4 Kansas City 2
Game 2 at Kansas CityThe Royals even the series as J A Happ pitches 6 innings before turning it over to the bullpen. He allowed 4 hits and one run while going 6. Jon Lester took the loss with 7 innings and 3 earned runs. Cody Allen saved the games for his 8th in the playoffs. Kansas City 3 St Louis 2
|The first game in St Louis is a barn burner, tense, anxiety ridden, heart stopper. Felix Hernandez starts for the Royals and gives up 3 hits and 3 walks in four innings before the 'pen takes over. Michael Fulmer goes for the Redbirds and pitches well, giving up 3 runs in 7 frames. The visitors go into the ninth up 4-3 after plating a run off reliever Alex Wilson in the 8th. Cody Allen comes on the close it out for KC and the bench is skinnin' and grinnin' but the Redbirds have other plans. Allen gives up 3 hits and a walk and the home team ties it up. It's 4-4 going to extra innings. Thornburg and Andrew Miller shut down the Royals for four and Chris Devenski does the same for KC. Mid season acquisition Keon Broxton as Kris Davis doubled off the wall in right center and Broxton ran for him, scoring on Stephen Vogt's double. Devenski then pitched the bottom of the inning for the win. In all, he went 5 innings, giving up a hit and a walk and no runs. Kansas City 5 St Louis 4|
Game 4 at St LouisDavid Price starts for the home team, while Daniel Norris goes for KC. Price battles for 7 innigs, giving up 5 runs, 4 earned and Norris gets pounded, giving up 5 earned in 4 innings on 5 hits and 5 walks. His ERA balooned to 11.81 for the playoffs. But he was covered by the KC bats once again as the two teams see sawed back and forth through the 10th inning (yes, an extra frame again). The Cardinals took the lead 5-2 on a Freddie Freeman grand slam. Freeman was to homer again in the fifth. Matt Kemp answered with a 3 run blast in the 4th that tied the score. Freeman and Lorenzo Cain hit back to back solo shots in the fifth to go up 7-5. Ian Desmond tied it with a 2 run blast in the Royal 8th and then replayed it with a 2 run homer in the top of the 10th. Cody Allen gets the ball again in the bottom of the 10th and this time pitches well enough for the save, his 9th of the post season. Kansas City 9 St Louis 7
Game 5 at St LouisIf there was such thing (and there wasn't) as a blowout in the series, this was it. Tanaka gives up 3 in the top of the first and another in the second. Meanwhile, Estrada breezes through the Cardinal lineup for seven innings, allowing 3 hits, two walks and striking out 7 on his way to a 6-1 victory. His only blemish was a solo homer to Diaz in the bottom of the eighth. KC wins the series 4 games to one. Kansas City 6 St Louis 1
Kansas City wins a hard fought World Series over a tough St Louis team that set a new regular season win record.