Jeurys Familia hadn't blown a save since the end of July.

Royals outfielder Alex Gordon picked a bad time to break that streak.

Gordon hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday, and the Royals eventually won a marathon Game 1 by a score of 5-4.

It was an ominous start for the Mets as Matt Harvey's first pitch of the game was hit to deep center by Alcides Escobar. Some miscommunication in the outfield led to it being an inside-the-park home run and a 1-0 Royals lead.

The Mets tied the game in the fourth and took the lead in the fifth on a home run by Curtis Granderson.

The Mets added another run in the sixth on a Michael Conforto sac fly to take a 3-1 lead but the Royals responded with two in the bottom half off of Harvey.

Wilmer Flores reached on an error in the eighth to give the Mets a 4-3 lead before Gordon's home run in the ninth.

And then finally, in the bottom of the 14th, Eric Hosmer's sac fly ended the game.

Game 2 is tonight. Jacob deGrom gets the ball for the Mets.