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Cueto pitches 2-hitter, Hosmer delivers again, Royals beat Mets 7-1 for 2-0 World Series lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Following the final out, after Johnny Cueto completed his two-hitter, several hundred fans remained in Kauffman Stadium, wanting one more look at the Kansas City Royals.

The next time they see Eric Hosmer and his teammates may be in a parade.

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.