Chen marvels, Marlins top Royals in extra innings

Miami Marlins' Placido Polanco (30) and Ed Lucas, right, celebrate their 1-0 win in extra innings over the Kansas City Royals at the end of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
Miami Marlins' Placido Polanco (30) and Ed Lucas, right, celebrate their 1-0 win in extra innings over the Kansas City Royals at the end of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Christian Yelich singled home the go-ahead run with one out in the 10th inning Tuesday night and the Miami Marlins beat the Kansas City Royals 1-0 after a tidy matchup of contrasting starters.

Hard-throwing Marlins prodigy Jose Fernandez and wily Royals veteran Bruce Chen each lasted seven innings before handing the scoreless game over to their bullpens.

It continued to extra innings before Kansas City reliever Kelvin Herrera (4-6) brushed the jersey of the Marlins’ Jake Marisnick with a pitch in the 10th. Marisnick stole second and then scored on Yelich’s single through the right side of the infield, his third hit of the game.

Chad Qualls (3-1) earned the win for Miami, while Steve Cishek worked around a single in the bottom half of the 10th for his 25h save.

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