Moustakas' at-bat in 6th inning inspires Royals great
By Paul Hagen
KANSAS CITY -- Before pushing ahead in the 14th inning for a 5-4 victory in Game 1 of the World Series, the Royals were trying to come back in the bottom of the sixth. Mets starter Matt Harvey was trying to choke off the rally and preserve what was a one-run lead Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City had scored once and had the potential tying run on second base in Lorenzo Cain. But there were also two outs, so Harvey could see a way out of trouble.
In the Royals' executive box, vice president of baseball operations George Brett had a feeling that Harvey wasn't going to escape that easily. Or maybe the Hall of Famer was offering a plea to the baseball gods. Even though he hadn't tweeted in 34 days, @GeorgeHBrett accessed his Twitter account, typed in four words and sent.
It looked as though the Mets would add to their lead when Wilmer Flores followed with a sharp grounder down the third-base line. But Moustakas dove to his right, made the stop and then was able to recover in time to nip Flores at first.
Paul Hagen is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.