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Justin Smoak

Zobrist homers twice as Royals outlast Blue Jays 7-6

TORONTO Kansas City clung to a one-run lead when the bottom of Saturday's ninth inning started, and manager Ned Yost counted up the batters due up before Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson. The number was four, four batters before Donaldson, a one-man wrecking machine these past three days, could hit. Yost told anyone within earshot that he just needed closer Greg Holland to finish the job in four batters or less. Baseball often disrupts well-laid plans. And so it was that in the final at-bat of this white-knuckled afternoon, Holland faced Donaldson with two on, two out and the tying run at third base. "Greg does not panic in those situations," Yost said. "He...

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