The record will show that the New York Mets lost the World Series in five games. Fair enough, but the Mets were two outs away from winning Game 1 and three outs away from winning Game 5 before the Royals roared back and snatched both games away.

“That’s why you play nine innings … you never have them until the 27th out is made,” said New York manager Terry Collins. “We’re real disappointed … when you get beat at the end of the season, it’s not fun.”