What a few days it has been in Kansas City.
After the Chiefs destroyed the Patriots on Monday Night Football, attention turned to baseball.
The Kansas City Royals were aiming to make the playoffs for the first time in 29 years when they faced the Oakland A's in the Wildcard playoff game at the Kauffman Stadium.
Boy did they do it in style. They won 9-8 in a 12-inning thriller after being down 7-3 going into the sixth. At the bottom of the 12th, with two outs, Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line, allowing Christian Colon to sprint home from second base and give the Royals victory.
The Royals players played with an unbelievable attitude. Every time they went behind they dug deep and managed to stay in the ball game. Its an old sporting cliche, "that wasn't in the script" but that is the perfect phrase to describe last night.
The whole city was enchanted by the event, but obviously some people had to work - such as the police force. However they sent a message out to their city asking for good behaviour until after the game was up:
Late in the game the Kansas City Police tweeted, "We really need everyone to not commit crimes and drive safely right now. We'd like to hear the @Royals clinch this."
Around an hour and 18,000 retweets later the Royals clinched victory in dramatic style, and the police were at it again:
"Wow, just wow. OK, everyone, you deserve to celebrate this @Royals win. Keep it safe & classy, #KC. We know you will."
The victorious Royals will now face off against the Los Angeles Angels in the American League Division Series, starting on thursday night in Anaheim.
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