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Watch Eric Hosmer’s winning hit, three odd highlights from Friday’s game

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer got a mini-version of the Salvador Perez splash after Friday’s game.
Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer got a mini-version of the Salvador Perez splash after Friday’s game. jsleezer@kcstar.com

How’d you sleep? I am guessing that the Royals players had a peaceful rest, once they actually got home.

The Royals’ 5-4 win over the Twins in 11 innings on Friday night/Saturday morning was a classic. OK, maybe not a classic, but one that will be long remembered. There was a three-hour rain delay. Some of the lights went out forcing another stoppage. And a game that started at 7:15 p.m., didn’t end until 2:15 a.m.

Here are some of the key moments from the game:

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer delivered the winning hit ... after initially trying to bunt (nice call from Ryan Lefebvre):

That came hours after the game was delayed by rain. While most of the fans left, those who stayed behind ... ran laps at Kauffman Stadium. Ryan likened it to “Forrest Gump:”

When the rain finally slowed and the tarp came off the field, the game started ... and then stopped, because of an issue with the lights at 12:18 a.m.:

Also, a fan made a fantastic catch on a foul ball (and it probably helped that there were so few people to contend with):

BONUS: After the game, Hosmer suggested the Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City buy a drink for all the fans who stayed to the end:

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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