NEW YORK -- The World Series opener was delayed for about 7 minutes with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning when Fox's video feed failed, causing both teams to lose access to their replay rooms.
Umpires spoke with managers of both teams and also put on headsets, presumably to speak with Major League Baseball's replay center in New York. When play resumed, the U.S. telecast switched to the international feed.
The U.S. broadcast returned at the start of the bottom of the fifth inning, after Curtis Granderson put the Mets ahead 2-1 with a homer off Edinson Volquez with one out in the top half.
Expanded video review began in 2014. Teams have video rooms at ballparks and have employees who monitor the various feeds and stay in touch with their dugouts, giving managers information used to decide whether to challenge umpires' calls.
The Royals, behind ace Edison Volquez, are hosting the Mets and starting pitcher Matt Harvey in Kansas City. The Royals haven't had much of a chance to cool down, after beating the Blue Jays to clinch the ALCS Friday.
The Mets swept the Cubs in just four games and took the pennant in spectacular fashion. A New York City pub has even been renamed in honor of infielder Daniel Murphy, who is riding a record-breaking streak of six consecutive playoff games with a home run.
It remains to be seen if the extra days off will affect the Mets. Slugger Cespedes has a sore left shoulder and received a cortisone shot Friday. Skipper Terry Collins says he will start Game 1 and doesn't affect the ailment to play any role in the game.
Also worth watching -- Murphy, who appears to be playing slow-pitch softball while everyone else plays baseball, has had success against Volquez, going 6-for-15 with a double and two RBIs.
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