Royals win late again, hit three homers

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.

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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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