Two balls launched over the wall, one fired over an opponent's head, and just like that, David Wright and the New York Mets are right back in this World Series. Wright homered and drove in four runs, Curtis Granderson also connected, and rookie Noah Syndergaard set a nasty tone at the start of a 9-3 victory against the Kansas City Royals that trimmed the Mets' deficit to 2-1 in New York City Friday night. "We get our offense going a little bit, we play better baseball," Mets manager Terry Collins said.
Shut down at the plate in Kansas City, the Mets broke loose with 12 hits from nine different players as they chased Yordano Ventura early during the first Series game at Citi Field. Pitching on Halloween eve, Syndergaard recovered from a scary start and went six innings, giving the Mets the winning performance they didn't get from fellow young starters Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom at Kauffman Stadium. "Real big game for us," Collins said. "He delivered. He came through exactly as we expected." Another rookie, hometown favorite Steven Matz, will try to pull New York even in Game 4 on Saturday night when he faces 36-year-old Chris Young and the Royals.