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BALTIMORE - Alex Gordon had already compiled a careers worth of playoff memories when he stepped to the plate in the 10th inning of a tie game. Jahlil Okafor Jersey .Given the Kansas City Royals success rate in extra innings this post-season, what happened next was almost inevitable.Gordon homered to put Kansas City in front, Mike Moustakas added a two-run shot and the Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Friday night in the opener of the AL Championship Series.Kansas City is 5-0 this post-season, winning four times in extra innings.These games, weve played so many of them that were kind of used to them a little bit, manager Ned Yost said. And we still have a lot of confidence.Before hitting his first playoff homer, Gordon doubled in three runs, was picked off first base, made a great catch in left field and got hit in the neck with a pitch.Gordy just has a lot of confidence in his abilities, Yost said. Hes a guy that can hit by a pitch and do exactly what he did, drive it out of the ballpark tonight, after getting hit in the neck. So it was a huge hit for us at that point.As the ball soared over the wall, Orioles reliever Darren ODay flung his cap to the ground in frustration.I made a mistake and he got it, the right-hander said. You go up there and roll the dice. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.It was Baltimores first playoff loss following a three-game sweep of Detroit in the Division Series.One game does not the series make, Orioles catcher Nick Hundley said.After Gordon connected in the 10th, Moustakas followed with another shot to right, this one off Brian Matusz with a runner on.This best-of-seven series was billed as Kansas Citys speed against Baltimores power, but the Royals didnt steal a base and hit all of the games three home runs.We know were capable of hitting home runs, Gordon said. We didnt do it during the regular season. But it doesnt really matter. This is the post-season and were starting to swing the bats better now. Its good to see.The Orioles tried to rally in the 10th. Pinch-hitter Delmon Young hit an RBI single with two outs, but closer Greg Holland retired Nick Markakis on a grounder with two runners on for the final out in the rain shortly before 1 a.m.Game 2 is Saturday afternoon. Rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura makes his second post-season start for the Royals against Bud Norris.Wade Davis got the win with two shutout innings and Holland got a save.The fastest team in the majors nearly walked to victory in the ninth. After Orioles closer Zach Britton issued three straight walks to open the inning, Eric Hosmer into a force at the plate — helped by Hundleys nifty pickup at the plate — and ODay got Billy Butler to hit into a double play.ODay wasnt nearly as effective in the 10th.Down 5-1 in the fifth against James Shields, the Orioles scored three times as 47,124 towel-waving fans cheered them on. Nelson Cruz hit an RBI double before Ryan Flaherty delivered a two-out, two-run single.Shields made it out of the inning, but did not return after giving up four runs and 10 hits.The rain that was expected for much of the day finally made an appearance in the sixth, shortly before Baltimore pulled even against the usually reliable Kansas City bullpen. The tying run scored off Kelvin Herrera on a low popup by Alejandro De Aza that dropped behind the mound.Early on, Kansas City dominated.After the Orioles left the bases loaded in the second inning, Alcides Escobar drove a 2-0 pitch from Chris Tillman into the left-field seats. It was his 22nd homer in 2,994 career at-bats, including this post-season.Kansas City then sandwiched two singles around a four-pitch walk to load the bases with two outs for Gordon, who lofted a broken-bat fly that landed about four feet inside the right-field foul line for a 4-0 lead.Gordon also hit a three-run double in the finale of Kansas Citys three-game sweep of the Angels in the Division Series.Baltimore got an RBI single from Adam Jones in the bottom half, but a diving catch by Gordon prevented further damage.A sacrifice fly by Butler in the fifth made it 5-1.UP NEXTRoyals: In two starts against the Orioles this season, Ventura has a 1.26 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 14 1-3 innings.Orioles: Baltimore tries to rebound from its first loss since Sept. 27. The last time the Orioles lost the opener of an ALCS was when 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier got involved with a Derek Jeter home run at Yankee Stadium in 1996.LIGHTS OUTThe start of the game was delayed while the bright lights above a TV booth in centre field were shut down, one by one.Escobar was about the step into the batters box when he noticed the glaring bulbs in his sight line. While Tillman took a few extra warmup tosses, the song Lights by Journey played over the PA system. ETwaun Moore Pelicans Jersey . 25 against Miami. Hillis left Browns Stadium about two hours before kickoff, a decision that has led to speculation he was upset over ongoing negotiations with the club on a contract extension. ETwaun Moore Jersey . Zdeno Chara scored with 13 seconds left in regulation after David Krejci tied it late, lifting the Bruins to a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday night in a game that saw Orpik taken from the ice on a stretcher.Each week, The Reporters put their thumbs out to the good and the bad in the world of sports. This week they discuss their best of the year. Bruce Arthur, National Post: My thumb is up to the end of the NHL lockout. After months of labour war, wed spent a week freezing on some of the finest sidewalks New York had to offer, staking out meetings that produced nothing much. And then on Jan. 5 the NHL walked to the players hotel for what was described as an informal meeting, starting at one in the afternoon. It didnt stop. Midnight arrived, and the meeting kept going. At 4am I closed my eyes for 15 seconds and Aaron Ward took a picture. And finally, at five in the morning the news broke: Labour peace was at hand, and a voice exiting the room bellowed out, this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. For ending something thats the opposite of sports, thats my moment of the year. Steve Simmons, SUN Media: My thumb is up to the least natural sporting emotion of 2013 - caring about the Davis Cup. Most of us couldnt tell you when the Davis Cup begins, when it ends, how the schedule works or who plays who, but Milos Raonic and Canadian tennis changed all that this past year. Suddenly we were pulled in by possibility, by Raonics huge first serve, by the fortitude of Vasek Pospisil, by the stoic veteran Daniel Nestor, all of them coming together in red and white as a team. Our team. They didnt win the Davis Cup but did what no Canadians had ever done before. They made the semi-finals. In a way it was the perfect Canadian ending: We played hard, we playyed great, we inspired, we just didnt win. Custom New Orleans Pelicans Jerseys. Michael Farber, Sports Illustrated: My thumb is up to the Iron Bowl, proof that one second can last for eternity. The improbable finish started with that single tick Alabama coach Nick Saban lobbied to have put back on the scoreboard. Rather than take his chances in overtime, Saban sent out a back-up kicker to attempt a quixotic 57-yard game-winning field goal. Auburns Chris Davis took the failed kick deep in the end zone and juked and then sprinted more than 100 yards - straight into the hard drive of memory. In-state rival Auburn deprived Alabama of a third straight national championship with Davis return while reminding us that sport is the grand unscripted drama of our lives. Dave Hodge, TSN: Well if that defied belief, my thumb is up to the current NFL season, which has done that… right from the start when Peyton Manning tossed seven touchdown passes, only to have Nick Foles of the Eagles do the same thing later on. Matt Prater broke a record with a 64-yard field goal at the end of the first half, but Justin Tuckers 61-yarder might have been more amazing, because it came at the end of the game. One week, the NFL set a record with 90 touchdowns. The next week, it set a record for one-day scoring with 763 points. Phillys LeSean McCoy rushed for 217 yards in the snow, and Kansas Citys Jamaal Charles, another running back, caught four passes for touchdowns. NFL stadiums have scoreboards, and the busier they are, the better the games tend to be - never truer than in 2013. ' ' '

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