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The 8th Inning

The Kansas City Royals get the win in the 8th inning in game 4 of the postseason.

It was the bottom of the 7th when the Houston Astros scored three runs to extend their lead, 2-6. Royals fans were getting ready to turn the TV off and go to bed.

Then, the eighth inning came around and Royals turned up the heat. They scored five runs in one inning. The Royals took the lead 7-8.

Royals fan Izabella Pieper, junior, was so happy she could not handle herself.

“I was so excited, I cried! At first, I was upset because I thought we were going to lose, but then I thought they might deserve to lose. Then once they started coming back, I was too excited,” said Pieper.

Ben Becker, sophomore, was jumping with joy.

“I felt like we regained life and took the wind out of Houston’s sails. The chances of us coming back in the eighth inning were really low, but we pulled through. I’ve always loved the Royals and always will have faith,” said Becker.

Jack Beuerlein, sophomore, said it was simply postseason magic and gave the Royals a huge confidence boost for next games.

In the ninth inning, the Royals had two more runs to seal the deal, making sure the Astros had no possible way of coming back.

Beuerlein always had faith.

“I’m a huge fan because I love supporting my home town and I love baseball. I always have faith in the Royals,” said Beuerlein.

With the win, the Royals move one game closer to returning to the World Series.