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Nori Aoki’s walkoff single in 14th lifts Royals over Indians 2-1

Nori Aoki spread his arms and waited. At 11:34 p.m., four hours and 23 minutes after an interminable, preposterous night at the ballpark began, the Royals rushed to greet him in the dirt near second base. Aoki cracked a walkoff single in the bottom of the fourteenth inning on Thursday, plating Lorenzo Cain to usher his club to a 2-1 victory over the Indians.

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Eric Hosmer still unsure about return timetable for Royals

A day after aggravating his bruised right hand, Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer forbid himself from swinging a bat on Thursday. Manager Ned Yost characterized Hosmer as “day-to-day,” and explained the team could not prescribe Hosmer a pain-killing injection to reduce the inflammation.

Nori Aoki wins the Kansas City marathon

Just before this game started I ate dinner with John Wathan. The former Royals manager said you should never think you’d seen it all; no matter how long you played, coached or watched, the game of baseball could still surprise you. Seven and a third innings later, Duke proved prophetic.

Nori Aoki wins the Kansas City marathon

Just before this game started I ate dinner with John Wathan. The former Royals manager said you should never think you’d seen it all; no matter how long you played, coached or watched, the game of baseball could still surprise you. Seven and a third innings later, Duke proved prophetic.

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