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Dyson hits RBI single to give Royals boost over Athletics

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Seth Smith of the Oakland Athletics is tagged out by Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez during a baseball game on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals are starting to embrace quite the never-say-quit mentality.
Trailing in the seventh inning? No need to worry.
Game tied in the eight? Perfect position.
Jarrod Dyson delivered an infield single with the bases loaded and two outs on Saturday, and stingy closer Greg Holland preserved the Royals’ scrappy 4-3 victory over Oakland with a perfect ninth inning that gave Kansas City its first win over the Athletics this season.
“Sometimes games aren’t going to go our way, but we aren’t going to hang our heads,” said Dyson, who snapped an 0-for-11 ...

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