2015 World Series Game 1 by the Numbers

PHOTO: Kansas City Royals celebrate after Alcides Escobar (2) scored on a sacrifice fly by Eric Hosmer during the 14th inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets, Oct. 28, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo.PlayMatt Slocum/AP Photo
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How’s that for a World Series opener?

The Kansas City Royals and New York Mets played deep into the night in Game 1 of the 2015 World Series, setting new milestones for post-season perseverance.

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.

PHOTO: Bartolo Colon of the New York Mets throws a pitch in the twelfth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. Kyle Rivas/Getty Images
Bartolo Colon of the New York Mets throws a pitch in the twelfth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.

5:09: The duration of Game 1, the second-longest game by elapsed time in World Series history, behind Game 3 of the 2005 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros (5:41).

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.

PHOTO: Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals scores after hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning against the New York Mets during Game One of the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals scores after hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning against the New York Mets during Game One of the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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.

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