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Gordon's grand slam lifts Royals in 10th inning

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Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after hitting a grand slam against the Detroit Tigers in the 10th inning of a game in Detroit on Thursday.

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DETROIT — Alex Gordon had already struck out three times when he came to the plate with the bases loaded in the 10th inning.
“I was just trying to make contact,” the Kansas City outfielder said.
He ended up hitting his first career grand slam, helping the Royals to an encouraging win at the end of a difficult road trip.
Gordon’s drive highlighted a five-run 10th for Kansas City, which rallied against the Detroit bullpen for an 8-3 victory Thursday after Tigers ace Justin Verlander left with a blister on his thumb.
George Kottaras put the Royals ahead 4-3 with ...

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