But everything unraveled in the 9th, when closer Zach Britton was summoned to keep the score knotted up. The lefty sinkerballer couldn't find the strike zone, even when the Royals, with runners on, were offering to give up an out by sacrificing. Britton did manage to get a force out at the plate to keep things tied before giving way to Darren O'Day. Still, it was bases loaded and only one out. Just as soon as things looked desperate, everything got back on course after O'Day got Billy Butler to hit into a double play.