Ryan O'Hearn and Hunter Dozier slugged a pair of homers to pull the Royals back in stunning fashion.

By Kaelen Jones
August 25, 2018

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.

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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
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