Kansas City Royals win Game 1 of the World Series (Photos)

New York Mets pitcher Addison Reed pitches during the seventh inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
New York Mets pitcher Addison Reed pitches during the seventh inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) (AP)
Kansas City Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera throws during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Kansas City Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera throws during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (AP)
Kansas City Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera walks back to dugout after the New York Mets scored a run during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Kansas City Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera walks back to dugout after the New York Mets scored a run during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (AP)
New York Mets' Juan Lagares, left, steals second base past Kansas City Royals second baseman Ben Zobrist during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
New York Mets’ Juan Lagares, left, steals second base past Kansas City Royals second baseman Ben Zobrist during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP)
Kansas City Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera looks at the scoreboard during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Kansas City Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera looks at the scoreboard during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (AP)
Kansas City Royals' Ben Zobrist reacts after hitting a double during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Kansas City Royals’ Ben Zobrist reacts after hitting a double during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (AP)
New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes (52) scores on a sacrifice fly by New York Mets' Michael Conforto as Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez tries to make the catch a throw on from centerfield during the sixth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
New York Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes (52) scores on a sacrifice fly by New York Mets’ Michael Conforto as Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez tries to make the catch a throw on from centerfield during the sixth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (AP)
Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar, right, celebrates his on a inside-the-park home run with Ben Zobrist during the first inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas City Royals’ Alcides Escobar, right, celebrates his on a inside-the-park home run with Ben Zobrist during the first inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP)
Kansas City Royals Alcides Escobar runs home to score on an in-the-park home run during the first inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Kansas City Royals Alcides Escobar runs home to score on an in-the-park home run during the first inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (AP)
Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez throws during the first inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez throws during the first inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (AP)
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New York Mets pitcher Addison Reed pitches during the seventh inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas City Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera throws during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Kansas City Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera walks back to dugout after the New York Mets scored a run during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
New York Mets' Juan Lagares, left, steals second base past Kansas City Royals second baseman Ben Zobrist during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas City Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera looks at the scoreboard during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Kansas City Royals' Ben Zobrist reacts after hitting a double during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes (52) scores on a sacrifice fly by New York Mets' Michael Conforto as Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez tries to make the catch a throw on from centerfield during the sixth inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar, right, celebrates his on a inside-the-park home run with Ben Zobrist during the first inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas City Royals Alcides Escobar runs home to score on an in-the-park home run during the first inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez throws during the first inning of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

WASHINGTON — The Kansas City Royals outlasted the New York Mets 5-4 in 14 innings to take Game 1 of the World Series.

Eric Hosmer’s sacrifice fly brought home Alcides Escobar. Escobar had started the scoring with an inside-the-park home run on the first pitch by Matt Harvey five hours earlier and Kansas City’s Alex Gordon sent the game into extra innings with a solo homer in the 9th.    There were four lead changes and three ties.

Bartolo Colon becomes the oldest pitcher to lose a World Series game at 42.

Game 2 will be played Wednesday night.

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