After the Astros jumped out to a 6–2 lead with a three-run 7th on back-to-back home runs by Carlos Correa and Colby Rasmus, the Royals came back in the 8th off of Astros relievers Will Harris and Tony Sipp.
Kansas City started the frame with five straight singles and scored two runs. A fielding error by Correa on a Kendrys Morales ground ball up the middle allowed two additional runners to score, tying the game at 6–6.
Two batters later, the Royals went ahead for good on a bases-loaded groundout from Alex Gordon that made it 7–6.
Yordano Ventura started for Kansas City and lasted five innings, yielding three runs on four hits with eight strikeouts. Ryan Madson got credit for the win despite allowing two earned runs in the bottom of the 7th.
Tony Sipp allowed the Hosmer RBI groundout and took the loss.
Correa finished 4 for 4 with two home runs and four RBIs in the loss, while Rasmus now has four home runs in five games this postseason.
A deciding Game 5 will take place on Wedneday night in Kansas City.
- Kenny Ducey