How’s that for a World Series opener?
The Royals won the game 5-4.
Here’s a breakdown of Game 1 by the numbers.
14: Innings in Kansas City’s win, tying the record for longest World Series game. No other Game 1 had reached the 14th inning.
34: Players used in the game.
42: The age of Game 1 losing pitcher Bartolo Colon, appearing in his first World Series.
7: At-bats each by the Mets’ David Wright and Daniel Murphy.
21: Consecutive saves by Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia, dating to late July, before he surrendered a home run to Kansas City’s Alex Gordon in the ninth inning, sending the game to extra innings.
3: Scoreless innings pitched by Chris Young, Game 1’s winner. Young played for the Mets in 2011 and 2012.
2005: The last time a World Series game reached the 14th inning. That has happened only one other time -- in 1916.
2: Runs by Kansas City’s Alcides Escobar. Escobar led off the bottom of the first inning with an inside-the-park home run -- and ended the game by scoring on Eric Hosmer’s sacrifice fly.