David Wright dissects his critical 14th-inning error

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Third baseman David Wright’s first World Series game included a critical error in extra innings.

Wright could not cleanly handle a grounder from Alcides Escobar to open the bottom of the 14th. After recovering, Wright threw wide to first baseman Lucas Duda as Escobar reached on the E-5.

Escobar eventually scored the deciding run on Eric Hosmer’s sacrifice fly as the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium, 5-4.

“I got an in-between hop,” Wright said. “The ball kind of came up on me, and I just couldn’t get a glove on it. It hit my wrist and then it got me in the midsection. I know he can run, so I tried to rush the throw a little bit and couldn’t get him.”