A fairy tale postseason for Daniel Murphy took a negative turn when he did not hit a home run in his 7th straight postseason game earlier in this World Series, and took another, more drastic one when he made an error on what seemed to be a routine ground ball hit by Eric Hosmer in the top of the 8th inning that allowed the Royals to score 3 runs in the frame and take Game 4 by a score of 5-3. The late comeback was the Royals’ 7th out of their 10 wins this postseason, including 6 when down by multiple runs, a postseason record.
“What they did tonight is what they’ve been doing the whole playoffs,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “It’s a group of guys that have the utmost confidence in themselves. I don’t think at any point these guys thought that they were going to lose tonight,” he said.
Game 5 is tonight, with the Royals 1 win away from their first World Series championship in 30 years, and they hope to ride the hot arm of reeling right hander Edison Volquez. Volquez returned to the team on Saturday after a trip to the Dominican Republic to be with his family after his father’s death on the morning on Game 1. The pitcher said he knew his father would be proud of him for pitching tonight, and the municipality of Kansas City would be especially proud of him and the team with a World Series victory tonight.