Video: Murphy’s costly error, the catalyst to Royals’ Game 4 comeback

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Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy was the goat of Game 4 of the World Series, a 5-3 loss to the Royals. The Mets entered the eighth inning ahead 3-2, but reliever Tyler Clippard issued back-to-back one-out walks to force manager Terry Collins to bring in closer Jeurys Familia for a five-out save.

Familia induced a weak grounder from Eric Hosmer, but second baseman Daniel Murphy couldn’t corral the easy hopper, allowing the Royals to tie the game and setting them up to take the lead soon thereafter.

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Murphy wowed the world when he hit seven home runs between the NLDS and the NLCS, including homers in six consecutive games to help bring the Mets to the World Series. The Royals, however, have handled him well, limiting him to three hits (all singles) in 20 plate appearances.