Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Jeff Francoeur's three-run home run
punctuated a four-run eighth, as Kansas City powered past Tampa Bay, 8-2, in
the middle test of a three-game series.
Yuniesky Betancourt added a two-run shot, while Alex Gordon and Billy Butler
drove in a run each for the Royals, who have won the first two in the set to
erase a weekend sweep at the hands of the Cardinals.
Bruce Chen (7-6) worked seven innings, allowing five hits and one earned run
with a walk and five strikeouts.
Brooks Conrad contributed a solo homer for the Rays, losers in five of their
Chris Archer (0-2) fanned seven over 5 2/3 innings, but gave up four hits and
four runs, all but one earned.
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