Blue Jays season over, Royals advance to World Series

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The party’s over Jays fans. The Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in a thrilling Game 6 tonight to win the series 4-2.

The Royals advance to the World Series for the second straight year and will face the New York Mets, beginning on Tuesday.

David Price gave up two home runs early (one of the controversial variety), but settled down nicely after that for Toronto, giving up just 5 hits in 6.2 innings. Toronto battled back, with a solo home run from Jose Bautista in the 4th inning and a two-run homer in the 8th inning.

After a rain delay, the Royals got a lead-off walk from Lorenzo Cain and an RBI single from Eric Hosmer to give Kansas City the lead.

The Blue Jays didn’t go down easily. Russell Martin got on base in the 9th inning and speedy pinch runner Dalton Pompey stole 2nd and 3rd base. Ultimately, the Blue Jays weren’t able to find a way to bring Pompey home and the better team won.

After finishing the regular season with 43 wins in their last 61 games, their first playoff berth in 22 years and an appearance in the ALCS, I think it’s safe to say the Blue Jays have made a lot of new fans in Canada this season.

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