It was the getaway game of the series between Kansas City and a winless Minnesota on a perfect Sunday at Kauffman Stadium, but for some reason, the Royals couldn’t seem to find any offense a day after a 7-0 drubbing of the same opponent in which KC hit 3 home runs.
That was until Mike Moustakas hit his second homer, a solo shot in sixth inning, then, Eric Hosmer laced a triple down the left field line in the 9th inning to score Lorenzo Cain, and Kendrys Morales lifted a sacrifice fly to the outfield to score Hosmer and tie the game at 3-3 heading to the tenth.
As close as the Twins were to shutting down the Royals and eying their first win of the year, it was a matter of minutes before they were staring down the barrel of another classic Royals comeback.
After Dillion Gee shut down the Twins in the 9th in his first appearance for Kansas City, Ned Yost brought in Wade Davis for the 10th to ensure a quick inning to get back to the plate with a chance to win the game in the bottom of the 10th.
After 3 quick outs, the Royals stepped up with a lead off walk by Christian Colon, who was replaced by the seldom used Terrance Gore because of his lightening speed.
After a throwing error, Gore used that speed to make it all the way to third following his steal attempt to second, setting up the game perfectly for a sac fly.
After two outs in which the Royals weren’t able to get a ball far enough to the outfield for Gore to make the dash home, Mike Moustakas walked to setup a first and third.
Then came the wild pitch.
After bouncing away from the catcher, Gore took off and slid head-first into before a tag could be made and the Royals would win yet another closely contested game this season.
It almost seems as though Kansas City is more comfortable in close game situations.
Now, KC heads out on their first road trip with a 4-1 record and looking like the team, which won the world series a year ago.
Next up is a road series with the Houston Astros beginning Monday. Following the four game set, KC will head west to visit the Oakland A’s before returning home for a series with the Detroit Tigers.
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