Kansas City Royals: Ten Biggest Plays Of 2015

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7. September 30, 2015: Eric Hosmer‘s 10th Inning Home Run Spurs Winning Streak

The Kansas City Royals came into September with an 11 game division lead, and clearly lost focus despite the Toronto Blue Jays passing them for the best record in the American League, and home field advantage in the playoffs.

The September swoon saw the KC Royals fall into a 3-9 skid during the middle of the month, which caused many fans and pundits (including me) to worry that the team would fall flat during the playoffs.

Heading on the road for the fianl two series of the season to Chicago and Minnesota, the Kansas City Royals dropped the first game 4-2 and promptly fell behind 1-0 in the second inning. Kansas City tied the game in the third, took a 3-1 lead in the 6th, but Kelvin Herrera gave up the tying run in the bottom of the eighth.

Given the recent play of the team, it appeared as if the KC Royals would blow another game.

Then Eric Hosmer slammed a two-run home run in the 10th, and Wade Davis closed out the game in the bottom of the inning to give the Kansas City Royals a much-needed 5-3 win.

The victory spurred a five-game winning streak that saw the Royals overtake the Blue Jays for the American League’s best record, and helped the team go into the post season on a high note.

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