World Series 2015: Royals chase deGrom with a very Royals rally

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eventually, it seems, the Royals get to everybody in October.Well, not Madison Bumgarner, of course. But the Mets don’t have use of San Francisco’s big lefty, so they’re in trouble. They do have Jacob deGrom, and for four masterful innings of Game 2, he looked like he was set on doing a pretty good Bumgarner impression. MORE: World Series in photos | Dale Jr. pulling for Royals He didn’t allow a hit through three innings, and though a leadoff error helped Kansas City load the bases in the fourth, New York’s long-haired right-hander got through that inning unscathed. The Mets still led 1-0 heading into the fifth. And that’s when the Royals did that thing the Royals do at home in the playoffs.  Related News World Series 2015 in photos: Royals vs. Mets Alex Gordon, who just might be the best No. 8 hitter in postseason history, led off the frame with a walk, and Alex Rios followed with a single. Leadoff man Alcides Escobar failed to put down a sacrifice bunt, but that turned up KC, too, because he wound up singling up the middle to drive home Gordon with the tying run.Feel like Escobar’s at bat there is a pretty good illustration of these Royals.— Sam Mellinger (@mellinger) October 29, 2015Ben Zobrist grounded out on a sharply hit ball to first baseman Lucas Duda, which moved Rios and Escobar up to second and third. After Lorenzo Cain lined out to shallow center — Rios bluffed, but didn’t try to score — for the second out, Eric Hosmer drilled a single up the middle, scoring Rios and Escobar to give the Royals a 3-1 lead. Kendrys Morales singled to move Hosmer to third, and then Mike Moustakas singled to chase home Hosmer for a 4-1 lead. In his three previous postseason starts, Jacob deGrom had allowed 6 hits or fewer in each OUTING. Surrendered 5 hits in that INNING.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) October 29, 2015The inning was so very Royals.They didn’t record anything close to an extra-base hit. They didn’t swing for the fences. They Kansas City’d deGrom out of the game.  His final line: five innings (playoff worst), six hits (ties playoff worst), four earned runs (he'd allowed only four in 20 playoff inning

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s, total), two strikeouts (playoff worst), three walks (ties playoff worst).That's what the Royals do.