Video: Eric Hosmer risks it all to score the tying run

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Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer played a monumental role in the Royals’ come-from-behind victory in Game 5 of the World Series, the clincher. He drove in the Royals’ first run with a line drive double to left field in the ninth inning, making it a 2-1 game. He moved to third base on a ground out, and represented the tying run 90 feet from home plate.

Salvador Perez then hit a weak grounder to the left side of a drawn-in infield. Third baseman David Wright snagged the ball, looked Hosmer back, then crow-hopped to make a throw to first base. Hosmer dashed home. He was a dead duck if Lucas Duda could make an accurate throw to catcher Travis d'Arnaud. He didn’t, and the game was tied.

The Royals are finished in Game 5 if Hosmer makes the out. Who knows what would have happened if the series were sent back to Kansas City for Games 6 and 7. It was a bad decision, but it panned out anyway.

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Orioles CEO, brother agree to dismiss legal dispute

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Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos and his brother Lou have agreed to end their fight over a lawsuit in which Lou accused John of seizing control of the team in defiance of their father Peter’s wishes.

Lou Angelos sued John last year, claiming John took control of the Orioles at his expense. Georgia Angelos, their mother, also was named as a defendant.

In a Friday court filing in the case, John, Lou, Georgia and Peter Angelos called on “all claims, including all counterclaims and defenses, asserted therein be dismissed with prejudice in their entirety.”

“The Parties also withdraw and terminate all pending motions submitted in these actions,” the filing said.

Peter Angelos became the Orioles’ owner in 1993, but his public role has diminished in recent years and he turned 93 last year. According to the suit, he had surgery after his aortic valve failed in 2017.

Lou Angelos accused John of trying to take control of Peter Angelos’ assets and manipulating Georgia Angelos. The lawsuit was one of a handful of off-field issues looming over the Orioles this offseason. The team also has a lease at Camden Yards that expires at the end of the year.