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Late, late rally: Royals beat Mets 5-4 in 14 innings in longest opener in WS history

KANSAS CITY, Mo. An inside-the-park home run. A power failure that blacked out the TV audience. Crazy bounces, great plays and key errors.

The longest World Series opener ever had a little bit of everything. And more than five hours after they began, Alcides Escobar and the Kansas City Royals also had just enough energy to outlast the New York Mets.

Mets, Royals personalize lucky gloves

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Royals’ reliever Ryan Madson was in a real jam.

Standing on the mound, he realized he had the wrong glove.

He meant to wear a mitt with son Luke’s name stitched on the thumb. Instead, this one said “Sean”—the boy’s younger brother.

“It threw me,” Madson said. “I didn’t know what to do.”

Then a funny thing happened.

Cardinals beat Ravens

GLENDALE, Ariz.—Chris Johnson rolled to victory.

His Arizona Cardinals had to hold on to win.

Johnson rushed for 122 yards, including 62 on a play where he rolled over the belly of a big defender and kept on running to set up a field goal, as the Cardinals held on to beat the luckless Baltimore Ravens 26-18 last night.

Makeshift memorial grows after car crashes into Oklahoma homecoming parade crowd, killing 4

STILLWATER, Okla. Anthea Lewis had tears in her eyes on Sunday as she placed a child’s hat with an Oklahoma State University logo at the base of a makeshift memorial where a car crashed into a homecoming parade crowd a day earlier, killing four people including a 2-year-old boy and injuring dozens more.

One of the injured had been a baby sitter for Lewis, she said.

Senators fall in SO

OTTAWA—Chris Neil is used to delivering a knockout punch but last night, the New Jersey Devils proved to be the heavyweights.

The Devils topped the Senators 5-4 in a shootout—ruining what otherwise was a perfect night for Neil, who was playing his 900th career game with Ottawa.