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Gordon's RBI sends Royals over Blue Jays

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Alex Gordon, middle, of the Kansas City Royals is mobbed by teammates following a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday in Kansas City, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ervin Santana kept the Kansas City Royals in the game, wiggling out of every jam that the Toronto Blue Jays created. Alex Gordon made all the work pay off.

The hot-hitting Gordon drove home Chris Getz with a single in the ninth inning, and the Royals beat the Blue Jays 3-2 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

"Erv gave us a chance and we just persevered at the end," said Gordon, who extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a pair of base hits. "It felt good."

Santana pitched eight sharp innings, and Kelvin Herrera ...

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