KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - City officials have announced plans for a parade to celebrate the Kansas City Royals' World Series win. The city says in a statement that the 2.3 mile-long parade is scheduled to start at noon Tuesday in the downtown Power & Light District and will head north before ending at Union Station, where a victory rally is planned. The city says free transportation will be provided to the celebration area from various locations around the city.
On Sunday, the Royals won their first World Series crown since 1985 with a 7-2 win in 12 innings in Game 5 against the New York Mets in New York.
Royals starter Edinson Volquez allowed two hits in six innings. He pitched a day after returning from his father's funeral in the Dominican Republic. There was a rally in the ninth inning when Eric Hosmer scrambled home to tie it, before breaking away in the 12th to beat the New York Mets 7-2 in Game 5 Sunday night.
The daring Royals capped their postseason full of comebacks with a dash for the ages, and made up for last year's near-miss in a Game 7 loss to San Francisco.
Hosmer's alert sprint home from third base on a grounder finished off a two-run burst in the ninth against Matt Harvey and closer Jeurys Familia.
Then in the 12th, pinch-hitter Christian Colon delivered a tiebreaking single in his first appearance of this postseason. Lorenzo Cain added a three-run double.