Royals recover to lead 3-1

The Kansas City Royals recovered to get three runs in the eighth to beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Saturday night and take a 3-1 lead in the World Series.

In the eighth innings, an error by second baseman Daniel Murphy on a grounder by Eric Hosmer was what got the Royals another comeback.  

For the seventh time in 10 postseason wins the Royals rallied from behind, this time a 3-2 deficit. The Mets built their lead thanks to two homers by Michael Conforto.

The world then came crashing down thanks to a Murphy nightmare.

With runners on first and second on a pair of one-out walks by Tyler Clippard, Jeurys Familia relieved. Familia had allowed Alex Gordon's ninth-inning, tying homer in a Game 1 loss.

Hosmer hit a soft grounder toward Murphy in the hopes of an inning-ending double play.

But the ball got under the glove of the in charging Murphy and the ball rolled toward right field with Ben Zobrist making it home from second base. 

Things got far worse for the Mets when Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez got RBI singles.

A perfect seventh pitch by Ryan Madson and two scoreless innings by Wade Davis gave him his first save of the series.

Murphy still made every play look easy with seven homers in nine playoff games. He had a one-out infield single in the ninth.

Yoenis Cespedes then got another single and was doubled off first base when Lucas Duda hit to third base and Moustakas tossed it to first to finish off another comeback for the Royals.