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Cueto's 2-Hitter Sends Royals Over Mets For 2-0 Series Lead

Cueto's 2-Hitter Sends Royals Over Mets For 2-0 Series Lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Johnny Cueto smothered the New York Mets with another big October outing. And the pesky Kansas City Royals kept fouling off Jacob deGrom's best pitches, wearing him down with persistence and prowess.

Cueto never faltered. And as deGrom wore down, the Royals pounced.

Eric Hosmer hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with two outs in a four-run fifth inning that included 14 foul balls, and the Royals rallied to beat the Mets 7-1 Wednesday night and take a 2-0 World Series lead.

Nineteen hours after Hosmer's sacrifice fly won a 14-inning thriller, Cueto pitched a two-hitter, varying his delivery with occasional quick pitches and keeping the Mets off...

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