Of the previous 13 teams that won Game 1 of an LCS matchup in extra innings, all 13 have gone on to win that series. The Royals, who on Friday night became the first team to win four extra-inning games in a single postseason.
The Royals clubbed two more homers in the 10th inning. After hitting just one extra-inning homer in the entire regular season, the Royals now have four over their first five postseason games. They are the first team in history to hit four extra-inning homers in a single postseason. In fact, only three teams -- the Yankees (11), Red Sox (7) and Braves (6) -- have hit more such home runs in all postseasons combined.
Teams that win Game 1 in the LCS are 56-32 all-time when it comes to winning that series. When the road team wins Game 1 as the Royals did on Friday night, that team has gone on to advance to the World Series 27 out of 42 times.