KANSAS CITY, Mo. In a perfect postseason for the Kansas City Royals jerseys, of course cheap Mike Moustakas jersey made that daring catch look so seamless.
Boosted by more sparkling defense, a dominant bullpen and another dose of small ball, suddenly the wild card Royals jerseys are one win from the World Series.
Billy Butler drove in the go ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, and the Royals jerseys’ relief corps shut down the Baltimore Orioles jerseys the rest of the way for a 2 1 win Tuesday and a commanding 3 0 lead in the ALCS.
“Just trying to find a way to win each night, no matter what, any way we can, just find a way to win,” Moustakas said.
Moustakas made two marvelous plays at third base as Kansas City won its 10th straight postseason game, including all seven this year. With the Royals jerseys making their first playoff appearance in 29 years, the only thing that’s slowed them so far was a rainout Monday.
The Royals jerseys will send cheap Jason Vargas jersey to the mound for authentic jerseys wholesale Game 4 today, trying to advance to their first World Series since 1985. cheap Miguel Gonzalez jersey will try to help the Orioles jerseys stave off elimination.
Of the previous 33 teams to trail 3 0 in a major league postseason series, only Boston in the 2004 ALCS against the Yankees jerseys rallied to win, STATS said.
Smooth with gloves all season, the Royals jerseys flashed even more leather to stop the Orioles jerseys.
Moustakas made a diving grab to rob Pearce of a single in the fourth. That was a sharp play a couple of innings later, he turned in a spectacular one.
In the sixth, Moustakas tracked a popup by cheap Adam Jones jersey into foul territory, steadied himself at a railing near the dugout, then extended himself to catch the ball and tumbled into the stands.
“I was trying to find the fence, and I saw it was going to be a little out of my reach, so I crawled over and reached and caught it, and the people in the dugout suite picked me up and kind of helped me,” Moustakas said.
The blue clad crowd rose to its feet to give Moustakas a rousing cheer, and many fans were still standing when Butler drove in the go ahead run in the bottom half of the inning.
The Royals jerseys’ cheap Jeremy Guthrie jersey and Orioles jerseys’ Wei Yin Chen hooked up in a tense pitching duel for five innings.
Chen gave up a leadoff single to Nori Aoki in the sixth. cheap Eric Hosmer jersey followed with a one out single to put runners on the corners, and Orioles jerseys manager Buck Showalter brought in hard throwing reliever cheap Kevin Gausman jersey to face Butler.
The Royals jerseys’ designated hitter sent a fly ball to left field for the tiebreaking run.
One of the best bullpens in baseball took care of the rest the relievers combined with Guthrie to retire Baltimore’s final 16 batters.
After winning pitcher Jason Frasor breezed through the sixth, cheap Kelvin Herrera jersey and cheap Wade Davis jersey nailed down the next two innings. All Star closer cheap Greg Holland jersey worked a perfect ninth for his third save of the series, setting off a wild celebration in the stands.
It was the 13th game to be decided by one run this postseason, matching the record set in 2011 and tied last year. Six games have gone to extra innings.
After failing to take the lead in the first two games of the series, Baltimore managed to strike first.
Guthrie wound up grinding through five innings against his former team, allowing just one more hit in his first start since Sept. 26 a span of nearly three weeks.
Chen matched him pitch for pitch until the fourth, when the Royals jerseys got a pair of bloop singles by cheap Lorenzo Cain jersey and Hosmer, a walk by Butler, and an RBI groundout by cheap Alex Gordon jersey that tied the game.