CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) – Rookie Drew Waters belted a three-run homer off Kirk McCarty in the 10th inning, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 5-2 victory over the AL Central champion Cleveland Guardians.
Waters’ third home run in four games landed on the porch in left field, scoring automatic runner Nicky Lopez and Michael A. Taylor.
The 23-year-old outfielder went 2 for 4 with four RBIs as Kansas City won for the second time in seven games. Cleveland has won 11 of 14 and is an MLB-best 22-6 since Sept. 5.
The Guardians will host either Tampa Bay or Seattle in a best-of-three wild-card series beginning Friday.
Scott Barlow pitched a scoreless ninth and Taylor Clarke worked the 10th, earning his third save.