Little hit, big win; Royals beat Jays for 2-0 lead in ALCS

Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson, left, reaches first base as he legs out an infield hit as Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) fields the late throw during the sixth inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ben Zobrist’s easy fly that somehow fell in for a hit began a five-run rally against David Price, and the Kansas City Royals rolled to a 6-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series.

Wade Davis survived a shaky ninth for Kansas City after Luke Hochevar and Danny Duffy were solid in relief of Yordano Ventura. Kelvin Herrera breezed through the eighth.

Davis gave up a leadoff single and walked pinch-hitter Cliff Pennington, but bounced back to strike out leadoff man Ben Revere and MVP candidate Josh Donaldson. Jose Bautista then flied out to right to give Davis his third postseason save and the Royals another postseason comeback win.

 

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Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, right, makes a one-handed grab of a foul ball as home plate umpire Laz Diaz rules it a dead ball during the sixth inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, right, makes a one-handed grab of a foul ball as home plate umpire Laz Diaz rules it a dead ball during the sixth inning in Game 2 of baseball’s American League Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin misses the throw to home plate as Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer, right, comes in to score during the seventh inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin misses the throw to home plate as Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer, right, comes in to score during the seventh inning in Game 2 of baseball’s American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Kansas City Royals' Ben Zobrist, right, scores past Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin on a single by Eric Hosmer during the seventh inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas City Royals’ Ben Zobrist, right, scores past Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin on a single by Eric Hosmer during the seventh inning in Game 2 of baseball’s American League Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain celebrates his single against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kansas City Royals’ Lorenzo Cain celebrates his single against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning in Game 2 of baseball’s American League Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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