Royals claim World Series crown, Kansas City celebrates

Kansas City Royals catcher Drew Butera and Wade Davis celebrate after Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in New York. The Royals won 7-2 to win the series. | Photo courtesy of David J. Phillip/AP
Kansas City Royals catcher Drew Butera and Wade Davis celebrate after Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in New York. The Royals won 7-2 to win the series. | Photo courtesy of David J. Phillip/AP

For the second time in franchise history and the first since 1985, the Kansas City Royals are the kings of Major League Baseball. The Royals clinched their second World Series championship with a 7-2 victory over the New York Mets in extra innings in Game 5.

The win was the latest in a string of dramatic comeback victories for the Royals in the 2015 postseason, and it marked the culmination of the franchise’s rise after years of futility that included a 29-year postseason drought.

The Royals’ victory in New York, which came after midnight on the East Coast, set off late-night celebrations across Kansas City — and elsewhere in the state — with crowded bars catering to celebratory patrons into the wee hours of Monday morning.

Kansas City officials announced late Sunday that a victory parade will take place Tuesday at noon, covering a 2.3-mile stretch that starts and ends downtown.


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