Royals earn walk-off victory in 14th

Kansas City Royals' Norichika Aoki (23) is congratulated by Jarrod Dyson, top left, Aaron Crow, top, and Danny Duffy, right, after hitting in the game-winning run in the 14th inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, July 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
Kansas City Royals' Norichika Aoki (23) is congratulated by Jarrod Dyson, top left, Aaron Crow, top, and Danny Duffy, right, after hitting in the game-winning run in the 14th inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Nori Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into the seventh inning on Thursday night.

Cain opened the 14th with an infield single and stole second before Aoki delivered the winning hit off John Axford on a full-count pitch with one out.

Aaron Crow (5-1), the seventh Kansas City pitcher, earned the victory – striking out the side in a perfect 14th.

Left-hander Marc Rzepcynski (0-3), who gave up the hit to Cain, took the loss.

Kluber held the Royals to two hits, retiring the first 19 batters he faced before Omar Infante, who was in a 0-for-16 skid, lined a single to center with one out in the seventh.

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