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|Royals Win 11th on Santos' Wild Pitch
|KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Sergio Santos threw a wild pitch in the 11th inning that allowed Alex Gordon to score, giving the Kansas City Royals a 2-1 victory Wednesday night.
Billy Butler swung at a pitch in the dirt that got away from catcher A.J. Pierzynski and Gordon came home and scored with a headfirst slide to give the Royals their 10th win in the final at-bat.
Chris Sale (2-1) retired the first two batters before walking Gordon, who went to third on Mitch Maier's single. Santos then replaced Sale.
Aaron Crow (3-2) worked two scoreless innings, allowing one hit, to pick up the victory.
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