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Kansas City scores run in ninth inning to beat Cardinals 8-7

The Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer breaks his bat grounding out to end the top of the seventh inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday in St. Louis.

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ST. LOUIS — Eric Hosmer hit a tiebreaking single off closer Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-7 Tuesday night for their second straight road victory in the four-game, two-city series.
Rookie Kolten Wong’s first career home run was a grand slam in the second that ended the Cardinals’ 20-inning scoreless drought and gave them an early four-run cushion. The defending National League champions finished a dismal 2-7 home stand when their pitchers faltered.
Alex Gordon’s three-run homer capped a six-run fifth for the Royals against Jaime Garcia that ...

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