World Series News
10-30-15: It will be a decisive day for the New York Mets, who set to host the Kansas City Royals in Game 3 of the 2015 World Series. The Mets find themselves down 0-2 returning to Citi Field, and ticket prices have fallen considerably in the wake of the two-game skid. According to TicketIQ, the average secondary market price for Game 3 World Series tickets is now $1,838.59, down 8% from Wednesday's average of $1,998.53. The cheapest ticket for Friday night's game is now $748. Game 4 will be played tomorrow night, where tickets now average $1,303.59 and the get-in price is $624. Noah Syndergaard takes the hill for the Mets tonight against the Royals' Yordano Ventura. Steven Matz starts tomorrow night against veteran Chris Young. Should the series extend to a Game 5 Sunday, tickets average $1,323.49 and the get-in price is $437.
10-29-15: The Royals cruised to a Game 2 World Series victory at home last night after defeating the Mets, 7-1. The Mets struck first and seemed to disrupt Royals starter Johnny Cueto in a shaky 4th inning, but Cueto ultimately allowed just two hits in his complete game bid. Kansas City now owns a commanding 2-0 series lead heading to New York for Game 3 at Citi Field Friday night. The average price for Game 3 World Series tickets is currently $1,766.46 and the cheapest available is listed for $623. The Mets will call upon rookie starter Noah Syndergaard in Game 3 to remedy a difficult two-game skid on the road. He'll go up against the hard-throwing Yordano Ventura in Citi Field's first-ever World Series game.
10-28-15: It was a thrilling night in Kansas City Tuesday, where Game 1 of the 2015 World Series resulted in a 14-inning walk-off sacrifice fly for the Royals. After coughing up a crucial error to open the door for the Mets, Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer redeemed himself by pushing home the winning run in what was tied for the longest World Series game ever. Mets closer Jeurys Familia was unable to close a one-run lead in the 9th for the Mets, however, which will likely put a damper on his 43-save season. Game 2 will be held tonight and the average secondary market price for Game 2 World Series tickets is currently $1,499.14 with a get-in price of $545.
10-27-15: The 2015 World Series officially starts tonight when the Kansas City Royals host the New York Mets in Game 1 at Kauffman Stadium. According to TicketIQ the average secondary market price for Game 1 World Series tickets is $1,580.05 and the get-in price is $739. Tomorrow night's Game 2 will be somewhat more affordable, with tickets averaging $1,499.14 and get-in price starting at $545. Edinson Volquez gets the start for the Royals against Matt Harvey tonight while Johnny Cueto faces Jacob deGrom in Game 2 tomorrow.
10-26-15: The stage is officially set for the 2015 World Series. The Kansas City Royals will take on the New York Mets beginning Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Neither team has hoisted the Commissioner's Trophy since the mid-'80s, and the long championship drought is generating massive ticket demand on the secondary market. With the Royals set to host Games 1, 2 and potentially 6 and 7, the average price for Royals World Series tickets is $1,237.07, which actually marks a 16% drop from last year's World Series average of $1,473.32 across the four games held in Kansas City. With the Mets making their first appearance in the Fall Classic since 2010, the average price for Mets World Series tickets is $1,626.70 on the secondary market, falling just below the 2010 San Francisco Giants' record-setting World Series average of $1,660.96.
10-24-14: The Giants failed to respond to the Kansas City’s offensive output in the sixth inning of Game 2, which saw the Royals post five runs and break a 2-2 tie. Despite a nine-hit game, the Giants couldn't produce any runs past the fourth inning. Unlike the Royals’ Ventura, Giants starter Jake Peavy exited the game in the sixth inning and was ultimately charged with four runs on six hits, two walks and one strikeout.
10-23-14: The Kansas City Royals answered back in Game 2 of the World Series last night following a blowout loss in Game 1 on Tuesday. 23-year-old rookie Yordano Ventura held his own on the mound, tossing 5.1 innings and giving up just two runs on eight hits while also collecting two strikeouts. The Dominican Republic native’s solid pitching performance comes at an ample time for the Royals after club ace James Shields was knocked around in Game 1. Shields was hit early and often and saw an early exit in the fourth inning. The series now shifts to San Francisco’s AT&T Park for its next three games with Game 3 scheduled for Friday night.
10-22-14: The Kansas City Royals suffered their first loss of the postseason last night, falling to the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series. Prior to their defeat at home last night, the Royals had won eight straight games and issued sweeps to both the Angels in the ALDS and Orioles in the ALCS. The Giants would quickly put an end to their streak, however, and jumped on James Shields early and often in Game 1. Game 2 will be played tonight at Kauffman Stadium and will feature Royals righty Yordano Ventura and Giants vet Jake Peavy. Though still early in the series, the Royals will need to stop the offensive surge the Giants put up in Game 1 and find some of their own before the series heads to AT&T Park this weekend.
10-20-14: The 2014 World Series is set to begin tomorrow night in Kansas City. For the first time since 2002, the series’ two teams are Wild Card winners who have clawed their way into MLB’s biggest stage. The Royals have taken the league by storm, posting a flawless 9-0 postseason record with sweeps of both the Angels and Orioles in the ALDS and ALCS. The Giants have also strung together a dominant playoff performance after knocking off the Pirates, Nationals and Cardinals en route to their third World Series appearance in five years. The Royals will hope to keep their surge alive against the Giants, who serve as the final obstacle to their first World Series Championship since 1985.
10-16-14: The first team in the 2014 World Series has been decided as the Kansas City Royals pulled off a 4 game sweep over the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS. The San Francisco Giants have a chance tonight to join them as they are one win away from clinching the NLCS over the St. Louis Cardinals. Thus far, World Series tickets at Kauffman Stadium average $1547 on the secondary market.
10-9-14: Several major upsets have already occurred as the MLB Playoffs enter the Championship Series this weekend. Perhaps the postseason's biggest headline comes through the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals, who are set to face off in the ALCS after a collective 47-year drought from entering the CS. The Orioles haven't played this far into October since 1997 while the Royals last contended in the ALCS in 1985, eventually going on to win the World Series that year. The Boys in Blue have failed to enter the playoffs since, though 2014 marks a new beginning for the perpetual basement-dwelling team.
In the National League, the Giants are set to face off with the Cardinals starting Saturday. The Giants have clawed their way into the Championship Series after solidifying the final Wild Card spot and ousting the Pirates and Nationals in succession. The Cardinals had the most regular season success among all four remaining teams in the postseason and eradicated the Dodgers in four NLDS games, but they will face stiff competition in the Giants, who battle in the NLCS for the second time since the 2012 season.
Four teams are potentially just four games away from a trip to the World Series. While the National League teams have been there before, one team from the American League will reach for the first time in a while.
10-29-13: World Series tickets for games 6 and 7 are now averaging $1872 & $1846 with get-in prices of $645 and $635.
10-29-13: The Red Sox have two games to win their first World Series since 2007. However, it would also be their first World Series clinching win in Fenway Park since all the way back in 1918. Because of this, Red Sox World Series tickets have skyrocketed for games 6 and 7 in Fenway. Currently, the average prices for games 6 and 7 are At an average price of $1,866 and $1856 respectively. This is the most expensive World Series tickets we've seen since we began tracking data and if the Sox can't win game 7, expect tickets for game 7 to surpass $2,000.
10-29-13: The Boston Red Sox took a 3-2 series lead after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 in Game 5 of the World Series. A night after Clay Buchholz looked like he didn’t have his best stuff pitching for Boston, Game 5 starter Jon Lester had his. Lester struck out seven and allowed only one run in 7.2 innings. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright struck out 10 in seven innings, but the Red Sox were able to score three runs on eight hits.
David Ortiz had a RBI double in the first inning and now has 11 of Boston’s 33 hits in the series. Matt Holliday hit a solo home run in the fourth to tie it up for St. Louis, but the Red Sox were able to score two runs in the seventh and would not give up that lead. Boston closer Koji Uehara closed out the game with a four out save, his seventh save of the postseason.
The series returns to Fenway Park for Game 6 Wednesday night with the Red Sox a game away from a series victory. The Cardinals can force a Game 7 on Thursday with a win in Game 6. John Lackey will start Game 6 for Boston, while rookie Michael Wacha will be the starter for St. Louis.
10-28-13: The Boston Red Sox tied the World Series 2-2 after a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4. Boston avoided early trouble when starting pitcher Clay Buchholz was unable to reach the normal velocity on his fastball. His command, though, was good enough to get through four innings, allowing just one unearned run. The game was tied at two in the top of the sixth inning when Boston outfielder Jonny Gomes, who was hitless in the series to this point, hit a three run home run to give the Red Sox a 4-1 lead.
The Cardinals scored one more in the bottom of the seventh to make it a two run game, but with the tying run at the plate with two outs in the ninth, pinch runner Kolten Wong got picked off at first to end the game. It was another unconventional finish to a game in this series after Game 3 ending on an obstruction call to allow the winning run to score for St. Louis.
Game 5 tonight will be the final game of this series in St. Louis with one team heading to Boston just one win away from winning the series. The starters will be the same as Game 1, Jon Lester for the Red Sox and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals tied the World Series 1-1 with a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox in Game 2. Rookie starting pitcher Michael Wacha was again as dominant as he’s been all postseason long for the Cardinals. He allowed just two runs over six innings and struck out six batters. He was backed up by two excellent relievers out of the bullpen as Carlos Martinez pitched two shutout innings in the seventh and eighth innings and Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth to close the game. Carlos Beltran returned to the Cardinals lineup after sustaining a rib injury in Game 1 and contributed an RBI single for St. Louis’ fourth run.
For Boston, David Ortiz continued to break out his ALCS slump with a two run home run off Wacha in the sixth inning, a night after going 2-3 with a home run in Game 1. Ortiz’s offensive production will make manager John Farrell more comfortable playing the normal designated hitter at first base in a National League park.
The series will now shift to St. Louis for Game 3, 4 and 5. Game 3 will have a pitching matchup of Jake Peavy for Boston against Joe Kelly for St. Louis.
10-24-13: The Boston Red Sox took a 1-0 series lead to open the World Series with a 7-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Boston started the scoring early with a three-run double from first baseman Mike Napoli in the bottom of the first inning to give the Red Sox a 3-0 they would not give up. Boston would score two more in the second, totalling five runs off St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright. Only three were earned, but Wainwright had only given up four runs in 23.0 innings through the first two series in the playoffs.
Another concern for the Cardinals was the loss of outfielder Carlos Beltran in the second inning. Beltran crashed into the right field wall while catching a potential David Ortiz grand slam in a similar play to the one Detroit Tigers outfield Torii Hunter couldn’t make on an Ortiz hit ball in the ALCS. Beltran made the catch robbing the home run, but had to leave the game with a right rib contusion. Beltran is considered day-to-day and will be a gametime decision for Game 2.
The starting pitchers for Game 2 at Fenway Park will be rookie Michael Wacha for St. Louis and John Lackey for Boston.
10-21-13: The 2013 World Series is slated to begin Wednesday as the Boston Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals in the best of seven series. This will be the fourth time the two teams have faced each other in the World Series with the Cardinals leading all time 2-1. Boston and St. Louis arrived here as the two best teams in their respective leagues this season with identical records. The Cardinals dispatched the Dodgers in 6 games due to their fantastic pitching led by rookie Michael Wacha who took home the NLCS MVP allowing just a single run this postseason.
The Red Sox finished in last place just a year ago but that is just a bad memory now as they are just four wins away from capturing their third World Series in the last decade after an 86 year drought. Boston will need their starters to bring their best if they are going to beat a very good St. Louis team. Pitching in Game 1 will be veteran aces Adam Wainwright for St. Louis and Jon Lester for Boston. If recent history is any indication this World Series will be defined by close games as both teams had multiple game decided by a single run.
10-18-13: Road to the World Series - Red Sox vs Tigers: This American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers has been one of the most compelling series in recent years and has been one defined by pitching. The Red Sox and Tigers have combined for four out of the five games they have played where the outcome has been decided by one run. Last nights Game 5 was a rematch of Game 1 as Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez fought Jon Lester in a crucial matchup to see who would return to Boston with a lead in the ALCS. As it would have it the Red Sox would go on to take Game 5 and are now up 3-2 in the series as they home and look to close out the ALCS to reach the World Series for the third time in the past decade, winning both of their previous two appearances. The Tigers will send out Max Scherzer for Saturdays contest as they try to extend the ALCS to a decisive Game 7 and reach the World Series for the second straight season.
10-17-13: Road to the World Series - Red Sox vs Tigers:The American League Championship Series is tied 2-2 after the Detroit Tigers defeated the Boston Red Sox 7-3 in Game 4. Detroit enjoyed a strong start by another starting pitcher as Doug Fister allowed just one run in six innings. No Tigers starter has allowed more than one run in this series. Even though Boston only scored three runs, they had 12 hits during Game 4, but none from David Ortiz. Included in the 12 hits were more extra base hits than they had in the previous three games combined. Jacoby Ellsbury had a double and triple with two other hits and is now hitting .424 for the series. Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera saw success hitting second, going 2-4, driving in two runs and stealing a base. The series will have one more game in Detroit featuring a rematch of Game 1 starters, Anibal Sanchez and Jon Lester, before the series goes back to Boston for at least Game 6 with starters Max Scherzer and Clay Buchholz.
10-17-13 - Road to the World Series - Dodgers vs Cardinals: This National League Championship Series has been a thriller between two of the most storied teams in all of baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals. These two teams have made for a very compelling NLCS as the Cardinals took an early advantage of 2 games to none but Los Angeles has battled back to bring the series to 3-2 with St. Louis leading. A key component of those victories was rookie sensation Yasiel Puig, who ignited the Dodgers in Game 3 with his RBI triple en route to their first win of the series. As Game 6 is set to begin Friday night in Busch Stadium the Dodgers will send out Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw to help extend to NLCS to a deciding Game 7; facing him will be rookie Michael Wacha who pitched masterfully in Game 2 going 6 ⅔ scoreless innings for the Cardinals.
10-16-13 - Road to the World Series - Cardinals vs Dodgers: The St. Louis Cardinals took a 3-1 series lead in the National League Championship Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers after a 4-2 victory in Game 4. Matt Holliday’s two run home run in the third inning gave the Cardinals a lead they would not give back for the rest of the game. Lance Lynn’s 5.1 innings giving up two runs were enough to hold the lead and hand the ball off to the St. Louis bullpen, who did not allow another run to score. The Dodgers are continuing to struggle on offense, hitting only .233 for the series with a .589 OPS. LA’s pitching had been great prior to this game, with Ricky Nolasco’s three runs allowed over four innings being the worst start for Dodgers starters in the series. The Dodgers will try to hold off elimination by starting Zack Greinke, who struck out 10 in eight innings during Game 1. St. Louis will send Joe Kelly to the mound for a chance to advance to the World Series.
10-16-13 - Road to the World Series - Red Sox vs Tigers: A 1-0 victory in Game 3 gave the Boston Red Sox a 2-1 lead in the series over the Detroit Tigers. First baseman Mike Napoli’s solo home run off Justin Verlander in sixth inning was all the Red Sox would need to take Game 3 and the series lead. Boston starter John Lackey pitched 6.2 innings, gave up no runs and struck out eight batters. Verlander pitched eight innings for the Tigers, struck out 10 and gave up only the one run, but got no run support from the Detroit offense. Neither team has been hitting much during this series, with the Red Sox hitting .133 and the Tigers not much better at .225. Both teams will look for their offenses to wake up in Game 4. Boston will start trade deadline acquisition Jake Peavy against Detroit starter Doug Fister. Fister will try to continue a streak of Tigers starting pitchers giving up no more than one run in any game this series, which will put Detroit in a good position to even the series. The Red Sox, who amazingly have the advantage in the series with only four extra base hits, will try to get one game away from the World Series with a win.
10-15-13: Road to the World Series - Dodgers vs Cardinals: Los Angeles Dodgers were able to get their first win of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 after a 3-0 victory. Hyun-jin Ryu shut down the Cardinals offense, pitching seven innings and only allowing three hits and no runs. The Cardinals now have a 2-1 series lead with the Game 4 coming tonight with a pitching matchup of Lance Lynn for St. Louis against Ricky Nolasco for Los Angeles.
10-14-13 - Road to the World Series - Red Sox vs Tigers: The American League Championship Series is tied 1-1 after two games between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers. Starting pitching has been a key component in the first two games of this series. Detroit starters have struck out 25 batters and only allowed one run through 13 innings. Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia is the only Red Sox player with more than one hit in the series. Other Red Sox players have made the most of their one hit with David Ortiz hitting an eighth inning grand slam to tie the game in Game 2 and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth. Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera isn’t letting his hamstring injury affect his swing, as he hit one of Detroit’s two Game 2 home runs. Jhonny Peralta has also been a big factor for the Tigers, with four hits, including two doubles, in eight at-bats. After two games at Fenway Park in Boston, the next three games will be played at Comerica Park. The Tigers will pitch Justin Verlander, Doug Fister and Anibal Sanchez in the next three games, while the Red Sox will start John Lackey, Jake Peavy and Jon Lester. Both teams will be looking to advance to the World Series by winning all three games in Detroit. If not, Game 6, and 7 if necessary, will be played back in Boston.
10-14-13 - Road to the World Series - Cardinals vs Dodgers: The St. Louis Cardinals have a 2-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. The Cardinals have relied on great starting pitching to get the upperhand in the series. In Game 1, Joe Kelly pitched six innings, struck out five and only allowed two runs. In Game 2, rookie Michael Wacha pitched 6.2 innings and struck out nine without allowing any runs to score. The St. Louis offense has not been as productive as only Matt Carpenter, Carlos Beltran and Yadier Molina have multiple hits in the series. The Cardinals are only hitting .134 as a team with only three extra base hits and, despite leading the series 2-0, have only scored in three separate innings over the two games. On the other side, the Cardinals have only allowed two earned runs over the 22 innings of play so far. The next three games, or only two if St. Louis wins both, will take place in Los Angeles. The Cardinals will send Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn to the mound for Games 3 and 4 as St. Louis will try for the series sweep.