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In Game 1 of Orioles vs. Royals, everything goes against script
In Game 1 of Orioles vs. Royals, everything goes against script

If the soggy opener of the American League Championship Series proved anything, it is that there is no sense in trying to generalize about two teams that have spent this postseason defying baseball logic. The Kansas City Royals are supposed to be the team that doesn't hit for power, so they jumped out in front in Game 1 on a home run by a guy, Alcides Escobar, who had three home runs in the regular season and won the game on extra-inning blasts by Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas. They are known for their speed but scored eight runs Friday night without stealing a single base. Go figure. The Orioles were the most power-happy team in the majors during the regular...

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