Royals win 3-2 over Angels in 11th inning of game one in ALDS
ANAHEIM, Calif. — In the top of the 11th of the AL Division Series opener Thursday night, Mike Moustakas homered, giving Kansas City a 3-2 lead. The Royals hung on to that lead, winning the game in 11 innings.
Chris Iannetta and David Freese homered for the Angels, but the AL West champions stranded seven runners in the final four innings before heading to extras.
Alcides Escobar had an early RBI double for the Royals, and the bullpen repeatedly escaped trouble in Kansas City’s first game since that spectacular, 12-inning comeback victory over Oakland in the wild-card playoff Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
Game 2 in the best-of-five series is Friday night at the Big A, with Angels 16-game winner Matt Shoemaker taking on fellow rookie Yordano Ventura.
Twitter users chimed in over Kansas City’s extra-inning win.