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ALDS Game 1 Overflow #3: Royals 2, Angels 2, Top 8

Still tied, though not without a scare or two.

Close your eyes, give me your hand, darlin'
Close your eyes, give me your hand, darlin'
Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Vargas limited the damage to two runs, both on solo shots. Kelvin Herrera came in and faced David Freese, who sobered up enough to talk a walk. Something was amiss with Herrera's right hand, and Salvador Perez beckoned for the trainer and coaching staff to come out to the mound. Who does Yost go to? None other than Brandon Finnegan.

With Gordon Beckham pinch-running for Freese, Mike Scoscia gave Finnegan one out by way of an Erick Aybar sacrifice bunt. Josh Hamilton followed with a weak grounder to second base.

With the go-ahead run on third and C.J. Cron walking to the plate, Ned Yost called for the righty, Wade Davis. Wade Davis did Wade Davis things, in large part thanks to a patented Norichika Aoki circus catch.

Disaster averted. On to the eighth.