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Royals stun Athletics, 9-8, to win AL wild card
Royals stun Athletics, 9-8, to win AL wild card

The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a wild American League wild-card game Tuesday night. “This will go down as the craziest game I've ever played,” said Eric Hosmer, who sparked the final rally with a one-out triple. “This team showed a lot of character. No one believed in us before the game. No one believed in us before the season.” The A's raced out to a 7-3...

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