Royals top Orioles in ninth for 2-0 series lead

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 11, 2014 9:10 PM

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - The Kansas City Royals took a 2-0 lead in the American League Championship Series when they scored two runs in the ninth inning for a 6-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.

The Royals have set a postseason record with four extra-inning victories but did not wait past the ninth on Saturday as they snapped a 4-4 tie with an RBI-double by Alcides Escobar and an RBI-single by Lorenzo Cain off closer Zach Britton.

Kansas City, a wild card team appearing in the postseason for the first time in 29 years, remained unbeaten in the playoffs in seizing command of the best-of-seven series to determine the American League team in the World Series.

The series shifts to Kansas City for Game Three on Monday.

(Writing by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Nick Mulvenney)