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Perez, Gordon lift Royals over Mariners 6-5 in 12

Posted: September 23, 2013 - 11:06pm
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Seattle Mariners base runner Michael Saunders runs from third base to home to score on a three-base error by Kansas City Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)  Stephen Brashear
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Seattle Mariners base runner Michael Saunders runs from third base to home to score on a three-base error by Kansas City Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

SEATTLE — Alex Gordon threw out a runner at the plate in extra innings and scored on Salvador Perez’s two-out double in the 12th to lift the Kansas City Royals over the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Monday night.

Kansas City moved within three games of idle Cleveland for the second AL wild card with six remaining. Texas is a game behind the Indians.

Gordon saved the Royals in the 10th inning, when his one-hop throw to Perez from left field cut down Kyle Seager for an inning-ending double play.

Greg Holland walked the first two batters in the 12th, then retired three straight to end it.

Gordon drew a leadoff walk from Lucas Luetge (1-3) in the top of the 12th and Emilio Bonifacio sacrificed. Eric Hosmer popped out before Johnny Giavotella walked.

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