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On Baseball: Royals Emerge Victorious and A's Leave With Anothe…

On Baseball: Royals Emerge Victorious and A's Leave With Another Postseason Loss

On Tuesday night, the Royals won a game their fans can celebrate all winter. The A’s, meanwhile, have now lost their last seven winner-take-all postseason games.
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  • Sanchez, Soria likely to be key cogs in bullpen

    Sanchez, Soria likely to be key cogs in bullpen

    MLB.com 4 hours ago
    Anibal Sanchez spent part of his Tuesday night viewing the Royals and Athletics battle in the American League Wild Card Game, watching the Royals' ability to put pressure on opponents with their speed.
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  • A's-Royals Confused The Hell Out Of Gamblers

    A's-Royals Confused The Hell Out Of Gamblers

    deadspin.com 8 hours ago
    Last night's AL play-in game was the kind of protracted back-and-forth that makes a baseball game genuinely exciting. It also drives bettors nuts. Here are the implied winning percentages, which are modeled off of live betting on Betfair by Gambletron 2…
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  • Royals puppy woman watched comeback from outfield and will get …

    Royals puppy woman watched comeback from outfield and will get puppy after playoffs

    yahoo.com 10 hours ago
    Katie Castan will get her puppy, but she's waiting until after the playoffs to adopt. Castan was the Kansas City Royals fan spotted by TBS cameras in the middle of the fifth inning of Tuesday's wild card game between the Oakland A's and Royals holding a…
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  • After Oakland's wild-card loss, Adam Dunn says he plans to reti…

    After Oakland's wild-card loss, Adam Dunn says he plans to retire

    yahoo.com MLB.com ESPN.com 19 hours ago
    This probably wasn't how Adam Dunn imagined things would go. Dunn was traded to the Oakland Athletics from the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 31 as Oakland looked to add postseason power. It was going to be the slugger's first time in the playoffs in his 14-…
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  • A's bullpen picks wrong time for rough night

    A's bullpen picks wrong time for rough night

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    All but one of the five relievers who entered after Jon Lester exited in the eighth inning either gave up a run or allowed inherited runners to score.
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  • Salvador Perez rebounds from struggles at the plate with game-w…

    Salvador Perez rebounds from struggles at the plate with game-winning hit

    yahoo.com 19 hours ago
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Salvador Perez just needed to take a pitch. A player not known for his patience at the plate, Perez was especially antsy in the late innings of Tuesday's wild-card win against the Oakland A's. With the Royals trailing 7-6 with one out…
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  • Pedro Martinez rips Ned Yost after Royals' wild-card win

    Pedro Martinez rips Ned Yost after Royals' wild-card win

    yahoo.com deadspin.com 19 hours ago
    Ned Yost escaped with his job still in tact Tuesday night, after his Kansas City Royals came back three times to beat the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card game. For a while, it didn't look like Yost would be so lucky. He took out starting pitcher J…
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  • Royals rookie Finnegan flourishes in clutch relief

    Royals rookie Finnegan flourishes in clutch relief

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    Rookie Brandon Finnegan helped the Royals do something they hadn't done in 29 years -- celebrate a postseason victory -- by pitching 2 1/3 clutch frames in extra innings of a scintillating 9-8 walk-off triumph in 12 over the A's in the American League W…
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  • Defiant Royals Outfox A's in Wild Card Game

    Defiant Royals Outfox A's in Wild Card Game

    nytimes.com 20 hours ago
    The Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in a thrilling, 12-inning do-or-die Wild Card playoff on Tuesday to eke out a victory in their first postseason game for 29 years.
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  • A's Soto leaves Wild Card Game with injured thumb

    A's Soto leaves Wild Card Game with injured thumb

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    A's catcher Geovany Soto was forced to exit Tuesday night's 9-8 loss to the Royals in the American League Wild Card Game in the bottom of the third inning because of a left thumb injury.
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  • Athletics season ends in Wild Card heartbreak

    Athletics season ends in Wild Card heartbreak

    MLB.com 22 hours ago
    The A's had a four-run lead in the eighth inning and one-run leads in the ninth and 12th, but the Royals refused to go away on Tuesday night and ended Oakland's season with a 9-8 victory when Jason Hammel gave up a walk-off single to Salvador Perez in t…
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  • Crisp exits in 11th inning with hamstring injury

    Crisp exits in 11th inning with hamstring injury

    MLB.com 22 hours ago
    A's center fielder Coco Crisp came out of Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game against the Royals just prior to the bottom of the 11th inning with a right hamstring injury.
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  • Video - Breaking Down Royals' Win 02:41

    Breaking Down Royals' Win

    Sep 30
    Dallas Braden breaks down the Royals' 9-8 win over the A's.
  • Video - Perez On Game-Winning Hit 00:58

    Perez On Game-Winning Hit

    Sep 30
    Salvador Perez discusses his RBI single that lifted the Royals past the A's 9-8 in extra innings.
  • Video - Breaking Down The A's Season 01:45

    Breaking Down The A's Season

    Sep 30
    Baseball Tonight Minute: The Baseball Tonight crew discusses the Oakland Athletics' season and what went wrong.
  • Video - Royals Rally For Wild-Card Walk-Off Win 03:54

    Royals Rally For Wild-Card Walk-Off Win

    Sep 30
    SportsCenter Highlight of the Night: Salvador Perez's RBI single in the 12th inning advanced the Royals to the American League Division Series with a 9-8 win over the Athletics.

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