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Known for their speed, Royals bring clutch HRs in Game 1 vs. Orioles
Known for their speed, Royals bring clutch HRs in Game 1 vs. Orioles

So much for the Kansas City Royals living up to their reputation as a light-hitting, fleet-footed team that manufactured runs with typical Midwest small-ball. The Orioles found out Friday night and early Saturday morning what the Los Angeles Angels learned with great difficulty during Kansas City’s three-game sweep in the American League Division Series. Three home runs later -- including two in the top of the 10th inning -- helped give the Royals an 8-6 victory at Camden Yards in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series. Left fielder Alex Gordon, whose earlier heroics included a broken-bat, bases-clearing bloop double in the third inning that gave the Royals an early 5-1 lead and...

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