Kansas City Royals: Ten Biggest Plays Of 2015

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4. October 17, 2015: Alex Gordon Puts Royals Ahead After Three Run Rally vs. David Price

Toronto Blue Jays ace David Price was mowing down the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of the ALCS, with the Blue Jays 3-0 lead threatening to send them back to Toronto with a split in Kansas City.

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After surrendering a leadoff single to Alcides Escobar, Price had retired 18 straight KC hitters with seven strikeouts—including striking out the side in the sixth. Price appeared to have the Kansas City Royals number.

Until, that is, the seventh inning. Toronto second baseman Ryan Goings misplayed Ben Zobrist’s pop fly into short right into a single. That one little mistake opened the door to a five run 7th for Kansas City.

After the KC Royals tied the game on four singles and a groundout, Price got the second out of the inning by striking out Salvador Perez. Toronto manager John Gibbon allowed the lefty Price to face lefty-hitting Gordon with a chance to get out of the inning tied.

With the count tied 2-2, Gordon fouled off two pitches before slamming a double to deep right center. Gordon’s drive scored Moustakas to give the Kansas City Royals their first lead of the game at 4-3.

The KC Royals scored twice more, once in the eighth and once more in ninth to win 6-3 to take a 2-0 lead in the ALCS.

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