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Royals win wildest Wild Card in 22 photos

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Soak in the most pivotal moments of the Royals defeat of the Athletics in the 2014 MLB AL Wild Card with these 22 awesome photos and save yourself thousands of words in the process.

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The stage is set:

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Shields reacts after giving up the 1st-inning homer:

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Billy Butler wanders off first in broken 'chaos on the basepaths' play:

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Moose and Cain both score in the 3rd:

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Shields is pulled after putting 2 men on in the 6th

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Ventura brought in on 1 day of rest, gives up 3-run homer:

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Shields, man. Shields. #YOSTED

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~ The game is now 7-3, Athletics over Royals in the 6th ~

That magical 8th inning

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Nori Aoki ties it up in the bottom of the 9th:

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Suddenly, Brandon Finnegan:

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Josh Reddick scores in the top of the 12th, all hope is lost:

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Gomes and Fuld collide on a Hosmer triple in the bottom of the 12th:

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Christian Colon hits Hosmer in with an infield single, game tied:

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Salvador Perez, 0-5 on the night, does this:

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... and utter, glorious madness ensues.

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