Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon (4) runs the bases after hitting a home run in the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Royals continue to lead AL Central in walk-off fashion

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon hit a walk-off home-run to defeat division rival, Minnesota Twins. With the win, the Royals continue to lead Detroit by one and a half games in the AL Central, a division Kansas City hasn’t won since 1985 when they won the World Series.

The walk-off for Gordon was his second career walk-off and first since July 2010. According to the Royal’s twitter account, Gordon has tied Wade Boggs for the most home runs all time for a player from the state of Nebraska at 118.

With the home run, the Royals continue to dominate as they are 18-6 in the month of August and have spurted to the top of the AL Central over Detroit.

Gordon hit the walk off of of Twins closer Glen Perkins with one man on and no outs in the bottom of the ninth. Gordon, the third hitter for Kansas City, now has 17 home runs on the year as well as 61 RBI’s.

Ricky Nolasco shut down the high powered Royals offense through seven innings giving up just three hits and six strikeouts. But it was closer, Glen Perkins who couldn’t hold it together for the struggling Twins. Perkins has just 32 saves in 65 save opportunities this season.

Kansas City will take on the Twins the next two days and then have a home series against the Cleveland Indians.

 

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