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Gordon's walk-off blast lifts Royals past Twins

By The Sports Network Aug. 26, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Alex Gordon belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Kansas City Royals a dramatic 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.

The Royals had managed just three singles through the first eight innings and Alcides Escobar made it four with a leadoff base hit in the ninth against Glen Perkins before Gordon drilled an 0-1 pitch over the wall in right-center field to send the Kauffman Stadium crowd into a frenzy.

Kansas City bounced back from an 8-1 drubbing at the hands of the Yankees on Monday and remained 1 1/2 games ahead of Detroit in the AL Central. The Tigers notched a 5-2 win over New York on Tuesday and were about to close the gap before Gordon's blast.

Minnesota, coming off a four-game series split against Detroit over the weekend, has lost three in a row.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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