In Game One of the World Series - a crisp, well-played two-hour-and-28-minute affair - the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros 3-1, with winning pitcher Clayton Kershaw striking out 11 in seven innings.

KC's View: It is particularly painful to some of us - like Michael Sansolo, Tom Furphy and me - that the Dodgers’ Justin Turner smacked a two-run homer in the game, continuing his run as one of the best players on one of baseball’s best teams. Turner, you seem used to be a New York Met … until the team let him go following the 2013 season because they just couldn’t see his potential.

Oy.