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Kansas City Wins Exciting Wild Card Game Over Athletics

Eric Hosmer No. 35 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after scoring on a single by Christian Colon No. 24 in the 12th inning against the Oakland Athletics during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. (Getty Images)

It took 12 innings, but the Kansas City Royals won the American League Wild Card game over the Oakland Athletics 9-8.

With two outs in the 12th inning, Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line. That allowed Christian Colon to score from second base and give Kansas City the win.

It was the Royals first appearance in a postseason game in 29 years.

In the game that lasted nearly five hours, the Royals rallied from deficits of 7-3 and 8-7.

The Royals next play the Angels in Anheim, Calif.

The National League Wild Card playoff is set for Wednesday between the visiting San Francisco Giants and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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