WATCH: Salvador Perez Walk-Off Hit in A.L. Wild Card Game

All is forgiven, Ned Yost.

The Royals manager was the most hated man on the planet after his bullpen mismanagement led to the Royals coughing up a one-run lead and turning it into a four-run deficit during Tuesday’s Wild Card playoff game against the Oakland A’s.

But Yost is off the hook now after Kansas City rallied to tie the game on a Nori Aoki sac fly in the ninth, then win it it in the 12th on an RBI single by Salvador Perez.

Perez was 0-for-5 entering the at-bat, including a strikeout with the tying run on base in the eighth. But his hard grounder down the third-base line won it — and sent the crowd at Kauffman Stadium into a frenzy as the Royals won their first playoff game since the 1985 World Series.

Perez’s hit capped a wild 12th inning that included a triple off the left-field wall by Eric Hosmer. Hosmer scored on a chopper to third by Christian Colon, who stole second and later came around to score on Perez’s game-winner.

Here’s a look at Perez’s hit from the stands:


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