August 3, 2013 4:08 PM

Maxwell’s pinch-hit homer lifts Royals to 4-3 win over Mets in 12 innings

The deal on Wednesday to acquire Justin Maxwell from Houston paid a major dividend Saturday when he boomed a pinch-hit homer in the 12th inning. Maxwell’s leadoff blast against David Aardsma enabled the Royals to turn what loomed as a disappointing loss into an uplifting 4-3 victory over the New York Mets at Citi Field.

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