GAME 3 RECAP

IMPACT PLAYER David Wright, New York

The captain, struggling throughout the postseason, hit a two-run homer in the first inning and later added a two-run single.

BY THE NUMBERS

3 Lead changes through three innings, a World Series first. It was the second postseason game to do that.

21 Innings pitched in five starts this postseason for the Royals' Yordano Ventura; he was pulled after 3⅓ innings Friday.

ON DECK

Royals Game 4 starter Chris Young was the winning pitcher in relief in Game 1 Tuesday, throwing 53 pitches over three innings. Long Island native Steven Matz will start for the Mets, the only lefthanded starter scheduled for the World Series for either team.