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Video: Alex Rios hits two-run double, Royals take lead in ALDS Game 5

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Astros starter Collin McHugh looked to be in complete control through the first three innings of Wednesday night’s ALDS Game 5 at Kauffman Stadium, but Eric Hosmer scored Lorenzo Cain from first base in the bottom of the fourth and the train got rolling again in the bottom of the fifth.

Here is Alex Rios‘ go-ahead fifth-inning two-run double that was preceded by a Salvador Perez hit-by-pitch and an Alex Gordon ground-rule shot that hopped up and over the wall in right-center …

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That put Kansas City up 3-2 and then Ben Zobrist drove in Rios with a sac fly to make it 4-2. Kansas City is six outs away from a second straight trip to the American League Championship Series.

Phillies sign Francisco Liriano and Neil Walker to minor league deals

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Robert Murray and MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported earlier, respectively, that the Phillies signed pitcher Francisco Liriano and infielder Neil Walker to minor league contracts. If he makes the major league roster, Liriano will earn a salary of $1.5 million with an additional $1.25 million available through performance incentives. Walker’s contract information is not yet known.

Liriano, 36, struggled from 2016-18 but enjoyed a productive year out of the bullpen for the Pirates this past season. He posted a 3.47 ERA with 63 strikeouts and 35 walks over 70 innings. The lefty was quite effective against same-handed batters, limiting fellow lefties to a .659 OPS. That would figure to be a key component if Liriano makes the Phillies’ Opening Day roster.

Walker, 34, hit .261/.344/.395 with eight home runs and 38 RBI over 381 plate appearances with the Marlins last year. The veteran is versastile, having played first, second, and third base along with both corner outfield spots in recent seasons. Despite Walker’s versatility, it is tough to see room on the Phillies’ roster for him, barring injuries to other players. It never hurts to have depth.