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Gordon’s RBI single in 10th lifts Royals past Braves

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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman leaps over Kansas City’s Elliot Johnson after forcing him out during the ninth inning.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon drove in David Lough in the 10th inning Wednesday night, giving the Kansas City Royals a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves and a split of their two-game series.
Lough had entered the game the previous inning as a pinch hitter, but was still at-bat because Elliot Johnson was picked off first base to end the ninth. Lough singled off Braves reliever Alex Wood (0-2) to start the 10th and then reached second when Miguel Tejada laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt.
That set the stage for Gordon, who hit a solo home run earlier ...


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