Royals Outlast Mariners In 12 Innings
Associated Press - September 24, 2013 1:50 am
Delino DeShields homered in the seventh to break a tie and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Sunday.
SEATTLE (AP) – Alex Gordon threw out a runner at the plate in extra innings and scored on Salvador Perez’s two out double in the 12th to lift the Kansas City Royals over the Seattle Mariners 6-5 Monday night.
Kansas City moved within three games of idle Cleveland for the second AL wild card with six remaining. Texas is a game behind the Indians.
Gordon saved the Royals in the 10th inning, when his one hop throw to Perez from left field cut down Kyle Seager for an inning ending double play.
Greg Holland walked the first two batters in the 12th, then retired three straight to end it.
Gordon drew a leadoff walk from Lucas Luetge (1-3) in the top of the 12th and Emilio Bonifacio sacrificed. Eric Hosmer popped out before Johnny Giavotella walked.