KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals' Monday win will go down as one of the best comebacks in Royals history - down by four runs at the end of the game, Kansas City found a way to rally and force a deciding Game 5 at home.
The odds were definitely against the Royals going into Monday's game. In fact, going into the eighth inning, statisticians gave the Royals a measly a 3.2-percent chance of winning the game. And the Texas governor even tweeted congratulations to the Astros for winning the ALDS.
But the Royals never gave up.
Down 6-to-2 in the eighth inning, the Royals finally stopped trying to hit homeruns and started driving the ball.
They scored five straight runs to take the 7-to-6 lead.
And then Eric Hosmer capped it off with a ninth inning home run, helping the Royals come back from the brink of elimination to force a Game Five at home on Wednesday.
"We never give up," Royals' pitcher Edinson Volquez said. "We always fighting. Every pitch, I guess it's going to be the last out, we put a lot of energy in the dugout to win the game.
A lot of fans watching the game at bars across the metro told FOX 4 that the comeback reminded them of the Wild Card game last season against Oakland, when the Royals came back from the same score in the eighth inning.
Fans believe this win will give the Royals the momentum the need to get to beat Houston Wednesday night.
"You knocked everything out of the Astros," Royals fan Lindsay Lewick said. "They're a young team and not used to handling this. We've been here. We've done this. We did this last year. I think absolutely, they bring home the win Wednesday and it extends to the next series as well.
Game 5 is set for 7:07 p.m. Wednesday night at the K.
It is sold out, but on Stub Hub there are 3,200 tickets available with the cheapest going for $153.
The last home game, the cheapest seats went for $60, so tickets cost more than double for this next game.
Royals ace Johnny Cueto is set to start for the Royals, and you can watch the game on Fox Sports 1.
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