Eric Hosmer reflected on his walk off sac fly that helped the Kansas City Royals defeat the New York Mets on Tuesday's World Series game.
"Just trying to put the ball in play, trying to get that run in," the 26-year-old told mlb.com.
"The bullpen, the way they shut it down for us right there, as an offense we had to do something.
"Obviously, I wanted to redeem myself for what happened earlier. That's the beauty of this game, you always get a chance to redeem yourself. I just can't thank my teammates enough, [Alex Gordon] and everybody picking me up right there and giving me another opportunity."
Meanwhile, Gordon heaped praise on Mets closer Jeurys Familia.
"Never saw him before, but I knew he was really good," said Gordon.
"Definitely wasn't trying to do that against him. Great sinker, so I wanted to be ready for it.
"The at-bat before with [Salvador Perez], I saw him quick pitch. I wasn't expecting that, and I wanted to make sure when I got in the box that I was ready to hit. And he tried to quick pitch me and left the ball right there to hit, and with a guy like that, you can't miss pitches that he gives you to hit. And that's what happened."