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A.J. Ellis takes one for team in Dodgers' 5-4 win over Royals
A.J. Ellis takes one for team in Dodgers' 5-4 win over Royals

Some hits do not help the batting average, but they can win games. The Dodgers were locked in a 4-4 tie with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night when A.J. Ellis came to the plate with the bases loaded in the eighth inning. Normally this is an oddly difficult situation for the Dodgers, who are the worst-hitting team in the majors (seven for 47, .149) with the bases loaded. Royals reliever Wade Davis delivered an unexpected answer to the Dodgers’ bases-loaded problem, hitting Ellis in the left biceps with a pitch to force in what would be the winning run. The Dodgers tipped their caps, and left Kauffman Stadium with the 5-4 victory that completed a six-game road trip with...

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