Ryan O'Hearn and Hunter Dozier slugged a pair of homers to pull the Royals back in stunning fashion.
Royals first baseman Ryan O'Hearn lifted a game-tying solo homer and third baseman Hunter Dozier blasted a solo shot the next at-bat to give Kansas City a stunning 5-4 walk-off victory over the Indians on Friday night.
A malfunctioned fountain at Kauffman Stadium that delayed the contest by 30 minutes wasn't the only thing that proved leaky. Right-hander Cody Allen, who entered the evening with 25 saves, took the mound for Cleveland in the bottom of the ninth while inheriting a one-run lead, but he was unable to protect it.
O'Hearn turned on the very first pitch he saw from Allen, driving it 369 feet and beyond the left-field wall at Kauffman Stadium, according to Statcast. Three pitches later, Dozier delivered the game-winning hit, hammering it a projected 397 feet. It marked Allen's fourth blown save this season.
The win was Kansas City's 39th this year. Meanwhile, Cleveland still has a tight grip on the American League Central, holding a 12-game advantage over the second-place Twins with a 73-55 record.