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Lorenzo Cain scored the go-ahead run from first base on Eric Hosmer’s single in the eighth inning, and the Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-3, in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series in Kansas City on Friday night to reach their second consecutive World Series.
Daniel Murphy hit a tie-breaking solo home run off Zack Greinke in the sixth inning, and the New York Mets beat the Dodgers, 3-2, in Los Angeles on Thursday to win Game 5 of the National League Division Series and advance to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2006.
Jose Bautista is a straight-up rock star in Toronto after his go-ahead (and ultimately game-winning) three-run home in the decisive Game 5 victory over the Texas Rangers in the American League Division Series, which was punctuated by what may be the greatest bat flip in history. But truth be known, he had some help.