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Judging the Royals

The Royals beat the Tigers 12-9, and it took forever

Guess how long it takes two baseball teams to score 21 runs. If you said three hours and 51 minutes you’re either a very good guesser or you actually watched the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 12-9 on Sunday afternoon. If you ever think how lucky I am to have a job that requires me to watch baseball, remember this game.

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Led by Paulo Orlando and Eric Hosmer, Royals roar back to beat Tigers 7-4

Eric Hosmer’s three-run homer off Tigers reliever Francisco Rodriguez was the final blow in a somewhat improbable comeback as the Royals erased a 4-2 deficit in the ninth inning to beat Detroit 7-4. Down to his final strike, Paulo Orlando delivered a two-out, two-run double that sailed over the head of Detroit center fielder Cameron Maybin and scored Alex Gordon and pinch runner Terrance Gore.

Judging the Royals

Paulo Orlando saves the day, and were the Tigers positioned correctly?

On Saturday afternoon the Detroit Tigers had a two-run lead going into the top of the ninth inning. The Royals had two outs, the tying runs on base and the go-ahead run at the plate. But that go-ahead run – Paulo Orlando – was down to his final strike; Detroit fans were on their feet, anticipating a Tigers win. That’s when Orlando hit a baseball over center fielder Cameron Maybin’s head.

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Royals' Billy Burns discusses walk-off sacrifice fly

Royals outfielder Billy Burns recorded a walk-off sac-fly on Tuesday in a 4-3 victory over the Twins. Kansas City improved to 80-77 this season.
Rustin Dodd The Kansas City Star
Royals' Billy Burns discusses walk-off sacrifice fly 1:15

Royals' Billy Burns discusses walk-off sacrifice fly

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman takes Royals batting practice 2:27

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman takes Royals batting practice

Royals' Dillon Gee out for season after developing blood clots 0:56

Royals' Dillon Gee out for season after developing blood clots

Crafting the hair flip with Royals catcher Drew Butera 5:27

Crafting the hair flip with Royals catcher Drew Butera