Royals Defeat A’s In Unforgettable Wild Card Playoff [VIDEO]
If you stayed up late last night to watch the Kansas City Royals and Oakland A's, you were treated to plenty of drama, excitement, and an amazing ending. The Royals, making their first playoff appearance since 1985, fell behind 7-3, but rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th and scored twice more to win it 9-8 in 12 innings. There were plenty of highlights from the game, including Oakland's Brandon Moss, who connected on a 3-run home run, his second of the game, in the 6th inning.
The A's scored twice more in the 6th to lead the Royals 7-3, and it looked like Kansas City's magical season had come to an abrupt end. However, The Royals would not give up, scoring three times in the 8th inning to cut the Oakland lead to 7-6. Then in the 9th, Nori Aoki's sacrifice fly scored Jarrod Dyson to tie the game at 7.
After Alberto Callaspo singled home the go-ahead run for the A's in the top of the 12th inning, Kansas City came back again to tie it at 8 with an infield single. Then, Salvador Perez became the hero of the night for the 40,502 fans that packed Kaufman Stadium.
It is hard to say if another game this MLB Postseason will compare to last night's thrilling Wild Card game in Kansas City. However, it seems like the baseball gods are finally helping the Royals erase the last 29 years of futility. Let's see if the Pittsburgh Pirates can have the same luck tonight when they host the San Francisco Giants.