Once again, the Kansas City Royals pulled off a win in a late inning. Better late than never right?
Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas each hit a homer in the 12th inning, giving Kansas City its sixth straight win. The Royals have won six of their last eight at their final at-bat. However, their 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers wasn’t a final at-bat victory. Instead, the bullpen showed they could keep a lead as they held off Detroit’s batters.
Kansas City manager Ned Yost praised his team’s relief pitching.
“You knew if we could just keep getting good relief pitching to give us an opportunity, that we’d find a way,” Yost said, according to ESPN.
This win keeps the Royals only 1 ½ games behind Cleveland for first place in the AL Central. Luckily, Kansas City was able to hold on to win in spite of blowing a 3-0 lead in the sixth inning.
Perez’s homer was his 20th of the year, and Moustaka’s was his 29th home run of 2017.
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