The Kansas City Royals scored three runs from two homers in the 10th innings to win 8-6 at Baltimore in the opening game of the American League Championship Series.

Alex Gordon led off the tenth with a homer off Darren O'Day to cap his eventful game in which he also doubled in three runs, was picked off at first base, made a great catch in left field and got hit in the neck with a pitch.

His homer put Kansas City up 6-5 and Mike Moustakas added a two-run shot off Brian Matusz to pad the lead.

The Orioles tried to rally in the bottom of the tenth, with pinch-hitter Delmon Young driving in a run with two outs and putting a second man on base, but Royals closer Greg Holland retired Nick Markakis on a grounder to end it.

Four of Kansas City's five wins in this postseason have come in extra innings.

This best-of-seven series was billed as Kansas City's speed against Baltimore's power, but the Royals didn't steal a base and hit all of the game's three home runs.

Source: AP