Alex Rios gave the Royals a 3-2 lead with a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday night in Game 5 of the ALDS, but manager Ned Yost opted to sub Rios out for rangy outfielder Paulo Orlando before the top of the eighth.
The move paid off, just like most of the moves Yost has made these past two Octobers.
Kansas City took a 7-2 lead on a three-run bomb from Kendrys Morales in the bottom of the eighth and then Paulo Orlando erased any promise of a ninth-inning rally with this series-clinching catch against the right field wall …
[mlbvideo id=”523138383″ width=”640″ height=”360″ /]
Kansas City now faces Toronto in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series.