Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

3 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, October 01 2014 Oct 1, 2014 Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:32:00 AM CDT October 01, 2014 in Baseball
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a wild AL wild-card game Tuesday night.

Quite a start to October baseball - even if this one appeared to be over in September with plenty of time to spare.

The A's raced out to a 7-3 lead by the sixth inning, but the Royals countered with three runs in the eighth. Nori Aoki's sacrifice fly off Sean Doolittle in the ninth forced extra innings.

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