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Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez dunks manager Ned Yost after Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Monday in New York. The Royals won 7-2 to win the series.

KANSAS CITY, MO. >> The Kansas City Royals and their fans will throw one of the biggest parties in the city's history to celebrate the team's first World Series championship in 30 years.

The Royals became World Series champions Sunday with a 7-2 victory in 12 innings over the New York Mets. It was the first championship for the Royals since 1985, which was followed by decades of losing baseball that caused many in the city to abandon the team.

City officials said they expect at least 200,000 people to pack into the 2.3-mile parade route Tuesday through downtown Kansas City to cheer as the players, coaches and team officials drive by in a motorcade before a rally at Union Station.