Oakland Athletics Can't Hold Lead, Eliminated from Playoffs After 9-8 Loss to Kansas City Royals

The Oakland Athletics have been knocked out of the MLB postseason after losing a nail-biting Wild Card elimination game 9-8 to the Kansas City Royals in extra innings.

The A's were unable to hold a 7-3 lead when the Royals scored three runs in the bottom of the 8th and sent the game into extras with another run in the bottom of the 9th. Oakland had another chance to seal a victory after taking an 8-7 lead in the 12th, but was unable to stop the Royals from coming back and walking off with the win.

The Royals will now face No. 1 seed Los Angeles Angels in the ALDS.

Game 1 of the ALDS between the Royals and Angels is scheduled for Thursday.

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