ALCS: Royals’ extra-inning magic

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The Royals are 5-0 this postseason in large part because of their extra-inning magic: After an 8-6, 10-inning win over the Orioles in Game 1 of the ALCS, Kansas City has played a total of eight extra frames and scored nine runs in that time, doubling their regular-season rate and exceeding that of any other postseason inning except the third. Perhaps more surprising is the way those runs have scored — six of nine extra-inning runs have come on homers for Royals, who hit the fewest regular-season homers of any AL playoff team in more than two decades.

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