Mets 1B Duda on Hosmer's race home for tying run: 'It really did take some (cojones)'
The Kansas City Royals' aggressive baserunning helped keep opponents uneasy all season long. The Royals stayed true to their DNA in the postseason and it helped pave the way for their World Series title.
Duda was stunned by Hosmer's break home and sailed a throw wide of catcher Travis d'Arnaud, allowing Hosmer to score the tying run.
"It took some balls. It really did take some balls," Duda said after the game of Hosmer's scamper. "Down by one in the ninth, two outs, you've got to tip your hat. He got an outstanding read, and like I said, I didn't make the throw."
Of course, the risk paid off. That run tied the game and the Royals broke it open with five runs in the 12th inning en route to a title-clinching 7-2 victory.
Asked Eric Hosmer what he was thinking as he was sprinting home in the 9th. Hos: "At first - that I made a mistake." pic.twitter.com/dAFUQkNIdG— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) November 2, 2015