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Royals produce when it's needed most

Faced with a desperate situation Sunday, the Royals salvaged the final game of their series against the Twins.

Originally Published: August 18, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

They say that football is a game of inches.

It's not. Football is a game of yards.

Now, baseball ... baseball is a game of inches.

An inch here or there can make a huge difference in the standings, and it can also make a huge difference in the mood of a certain baseball writer who flew 2,000 miles to see his beloved Kansas City Royals play their biggest series in a long, long time.

See, Sunday afternoon the Royals had to win.

OK, so they didn't have to win. ...

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