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• The three home runs in the first three innings in Saturday night's 7-3 win over the Orioles marked the first time for that feat since Aug. 25, 2002, when Chuck Knoblauch, Michael Tucker and Raul Ibanez homered against Minnesota.

• Jeff Francoeur's theft of home on a delayed double steal Saturday night was the Royals' 34th in franchise history. Only six have been straight steals of home.

• Left-hander Tim Collins' 74 strikeouts entering Sunday led all American League relievers. They've come in just 57 innings.

• The three home runs in the first three innings in Saturday night's 7-3 win over the Orioles marked the first time for that feat since Aug. 25, 2002, when Chuck Knoblauch, Michael Tucker and Raul Ibanez homered against Minnesota.

• Jeff Francoeur's theft of home on a delayed double steal Saturday night was the Royals' 34th in franchise history. Only six have been straight steals of home.

• Left-hander Tim Collins' 74 strikeouts entering Sunday led all American League relievers. They've come in just 57 innings.