Hosmer recollects his clutch play

Eric Hosmer recollected his daring ninth-inning dash home from third base that helped the Kansas City Royal to a World Series win over the New York Mets.

Hosmer took advantage of Mets first baseman Lucas Duda, who does not have the strongest arm and also took into consideration the high strikeout ratio of superstar Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia. 

"You realise who's on the mound," said the Floridian on usatoday.com. 

"You realise you gotta take a chance."

As Familia turned to throw, Hosmer was quick out of the blocks and while Duda collected the ball, his throw to home base was poor, allowing Hosmer to slide in safely.

"That's the fastest I've ever felt…I don’t know if it's the fastest I've ever ran," he added.

Second baseman Ben Zobrist backed Hosmer for his speed.

"Hos just has a way of going from a standstill to breaking quickly," he said.

"He's quick…much quicker than most first basemen."

In the wake of the loss, Duda heaped praise on Hosmer and blamed himself for the play. 

"That was an outstanding read, and I didn't make the throw," revealed the 29-year-old.

"There are no excuses for it. I think you've got to tip your hat to Hosmer right there. It took some (fortitude) to do what he did, and I didn't make the throw. I've got to make the throw."

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