Wow!!! What an AL Wild Card game. The Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland A's 9-8 in 12 innings and now travel west to play the Los Angeles Angels in the ALDS.
This was the best game I've seen since Game 6 of the 2011 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Sure there were some great games during the Red Sox run last year, but in terms of a pure game this was the best I've seen in awhile.
The seven stolen bases by the Royals reminded me of when I used to watch Ron LeFlore, Tim Raines and Rodney Scott steal bases for the Montreal Expos in the early 1980's. I felt like a kid again.
But it didn't begin well for the Royals. Oakland got off to a 2-0 lead in the first on a home run by Brandon Moss.
K.C. scored a run in the bottom of the first on a single by Billy Butler. But Butler somehow got stranded between first and second while Alex Gordon was up. Eric Hosmer tried to score but was thrown out at the plate.
The Royals would take a 3-2 on a double by Lorenzo Cain and a single by Hosmer.