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, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez made a young fan’s night by
coming through on his promise to hit a home run.A few hours later, a couple kids
on the Kansas City Royals hit their own memorable shots.Ryan O’Hearn and Hunter
Dozier became the first rookies ever to hit back-to-back home runs to tie and
win a game in the ninth inning, lifting the Kansas City Royals over the
Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Friday night.O’Hearn and Dozier went deep off closer
Cody Allen leading off the ninth, capping a wild finish that followed an odd
game featuring a 30-minute delay when a broken water pipe near Kauffman
Stadium’s outfield fountains led to flooding on the warning track.“This is an
incredible game, fun to be a part of,” Royals rookie right-hander Brad Keller
said. “That ninth inning was so wild. I’ve never seen back-to-back homers to
walk off a game. It was crazy. It’s fun. Baseball every day is different. That’s
what makes it fun.”It started before the game, when six-time All-Star catcher
Perez guaranteed a fan in a wheelchair, Colin Couch, that he would
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