Behind a late push from their offense, the Kansas City Royals defeated the Houston Astros 5–4 on Friday to tie the ALDS at 1–1.

By SI Wire
October 09, 2015

Behind a late push from their offense, the Kansas City Royals defeated the Houston Astros 5–4 on Friday to tie the ALDS at 1–1.

Down 4–2 in the sixth inning, the Royals tied the game at four when Eric Hosmer singled in a run and later scored after Astros reliever Josh Fields walked Salvador Perez with the bases loaded.

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar led off the following inning with a triple off Astros reliever Will Harrisand scored moments later on a single to left by Ben Zobrist.

Harris took the loss, lasting just 2/3 of an inning and allowing the two hits.

Kelvin Herrera picked up the victory for Kansas City after tossing a scoreless 7th in relief of Johnny Cueto, who threw six innings of four-run ball, yielding seven hits and three walks while striking out five.

Houston’s Colby Rasmus hit his third home run in three postseason games in the third inning. Rasmus now has six home runs in his past six games, dating to Oct. 2.

The series will move to Houston on Sunday for Game 3.

- Kenny Ducey

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