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Royals use power to top Orioles, 8-6, in 10 innings to take 1-0 lead in ALCS
Royals use power to top Orioles, 8-6, in 10 innings to take 1-0 lead in ALCS

The rain-soaked crowd at Camden Yards had waited long enough for this moment -- the Orioles' first American League Championship Series game in 17 years -- so when Game 1 went to extra innings, few fans left their seats as the clock struck midnight. They had waved those orange rally towels through the Orioles’ mid-inning comeback from a four-run hole, chanting the team’s postseason mantra of “We Won’t Stop.” And they were raucous after the Orioles escaped a no-out, bases-loaded jam in the top of the ninth. But the crack of Royals left fielder Alex Gordon’s bat in the top of the 10th inning -- and the sight of the ball landing in the...

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