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2015 World Series Game 5: Royals vs. Mets, Sunday 11/1, 7:07 CT

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The Royals can win the World Series tonight.

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The 2015 baseball season extends into November by at least one day. That's good! The more baseball we have now, the shorter the offseason.

The season could end this evening at Citi Field in New York if the Royals can defeat the Mets. Kansas City fans are familiar, however, with being down three games to one and coming back to win: that happened in K.C.'s only World Series win, 30 years ago in 1985 against the Cardinals.

I don't think that'll happen this year. The Royals seem too good, too experienced, have too many ways to beat you.

But that's why they play the games. The pitching matchup will be the same as for Game 1: Edinson Volquez for the Royals, Matt Harvey for the Mets. Volquez is just back from the Dominican Republic where he attended the funeral of his father, who passed away not long before Game 1 began. Harvey threw just about as well as Volquez in Game 1; both pitchers left after six innings with the game in a 3-3 tie.

Before this series began I called it "Royals in six". That, of course, could still happen. I wouldn't mind another baseball game after tonight. The winter's long enough already.

The game is on Fox. Announcers: Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci. Royals lead series 3-1.

Baseball-reference.com game preview

MLB.com Gameday

This will be the only thread for tonight's game. Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.