BALTIMORE (AP) The Kansas City Royals jerseys prefer to simply savor their exceptional performance at Camden Yards rather than ponder the historical ramifications of where it’s gotten them.
cheap Alcides Escobar jersey doubled in the go ahead run in the ninth inning, cheap Mike Moustakas jersey extended his home run binge and Kansas City remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Orioles jerseys 6 4 Saturday for a 2 0 lead in the AL Championship Series.
Now, the Royals jerseys head back to Kansas City with the knowledge that no team has ever lost a best of seven LCS after winning the first two games on the road.
“We don’t want to be the first team to do that,” designated hitter Billy Butler said. “That’s all I get from that.”
cheap Lorenzo Cain jersey had four hits, scored twice and drove in a run for the wild card Royals jerseys, who are 6 0 in the playoffs this year, including 4 0 on the road. The Orioles jerseys hadn’t lost two in a row in Baltimore since June 28 29, but Kansas City found a way to quiet the towel waving, screaming crowds.
“The atmosphere here is great. It didn’t affect us,” Butler said. “Now we’ll go home and see if they can play in our atmosphere.”
Moustakas homered for the fourth time in five games as the Royals jerseys won their ninth straight in the postseason, a string dating to the 1985 World Series.
“To come in here and win two games against a great team like that, it’s huge for us,” Moustakas said. “A lot of confidence going back home.”
“We know they’re a good team,” Royals jerseys closer cheap Greg Holland jersey said after earning his second save of the series. “You can’t really get too high on yourself.”
The Orioles jerseys and manager Buck Showalter’s team now must buck history to get Baltimore its first pennant since 1983.
“If one team can do it, it’s us,” slugger cheap Nelson Cruz jersey said.
“The series ain’t over,” insisted cheap Adam Jones jersey, who hit his first playoff home run. “If you guys (are) thinking it’s over, why are we going to show up on Monday?”
After squeezing out an 8 6 win in 10 innings on Friday night, the Royals jerseys again took apart the Baltimore bullpen with a late uprising.
With the score tied at 4 in the ninth, cheap Omar Infante jersey beat out an infield roller off cheap Darren O’Day jersey, the losing pitcher for the second straight day.
cheap Zach Britton jersey entered, and Moustakas laid down a bunt that moved pinch runner cheap Terrance Gore jersey to second. Escobar then sliced an opposite field grounder inside first base to bring home Gore.
Cain added an RBI single to become the only Royals jerseys player other than Hall of Famer George Brett to have a four hit game in the postseason.
For the second time in two games, cheap Wade Davis jersey earned the win and Holland got three outs for the save. Holland struck out cheap Steve Pearce jersey with a runner on to end it.
“If you could go home 1 1, you’re going to be really, really happy,” manager Ned Yost said. “If you can go home 2 0, that’s as good as it gets.”
Baltimore’s cheap Bud Norris jersey allowed four runs wholesale jerseys and nine hits in 4 1 3 innings. Royals jerseys rookie Yordano Ventura left in the sixth with tightness in his right shoulder after giving up four runs and six hits.
“He’s fine,” Yost said. “I don’t anticipate him missing this next start.”
Moustakas, the No. 9 hitter, hit a solo homer that put Kansas City up 4 3 in the fourth. Although he homered only once in the last 49 games of the regular season, Moustakas now stands tied with Willie Aikens for most homers by a Royals jerseys player in a single postseason.