Mike Moustakas lead the way defensively at third, making a diving catch on a line drive, followed by a tremendous catch in foul territory. Moustakas would flip over the railing, into the dugout suite full of fans, to make the play of the game. With Tuesday's win, the Royals have now won 10 consecutive postseason games, including going 7-0 this postseason.
The Royals pitching staff was dominant after a J.J. Hardy RBI double for an early 1-0 deficit, working a combined 3-hitter for the victory. The Orioles are now the 34th team to trail a postseason series 3-0, with only the 2004 Boston Red Sox successfully coming back to win.
Starter Jeremy Guthrie, Jason Frasor (who got the W), Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis, and Greg Holland combined to shut down the high-powered O's offense. They would retire the final 16 batters they faced to finish the game, including a perfect 9th by Holland for the save. This is the 13th game decided by 1 run this postseason, tying a postseason record set in 2011. 6 of those games have gone in to extra innings, including 4 for the Royals. Guthrie lasted 5 innings, giving up just 1 run in his first start since September 26th.
The Royals will send Jason Vargas out for Game 4 Wednesday, looking to complete the sweep. Meanwhile, the Orioles will counter with Miguel Gonzalez, as they look to keep their season alive, and return the LCS to Baltimore.