Royals pay tribute to 2 firefighters killed in KC blaze

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals honored two firefighters who were killed while fighting a massive blaze that engulfed an apartment building.

Two other firefighters were injured when the building collapsed in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday night, shortly after fire crews evacuated its residents and rescued two people from the second story. The two injured were hospitalized in stable condition.

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, whose father Mike is a retired Miami firefighter, wore a Kansas City Fire Department shirt during batting practice on Tuesday. So did third baseman Mike Moustakas, while pitcher Jeremy Guthrie wore a hat honoring the department.

The Royals forced Game 5 in their AL Division Series against the Houston Astros with a dramatic late-inning comeback. The decisive game is Wednesday night.