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• Jeff Francoeur broke a 59-inning home run drought for the Royals in the I-70 Series finale against the Cardinals. His ninth-inning homer tied the game at 2, as Kansas City scored three times in the ninth to pull out a 4-2 victory.

• The Royals' victory over the Cardinals marked the fewest hits in a Kansas City win since it logged four hits on June, 20, 2012, against the Astros. The Royals won, 2-1.

• With Thursday's win over the Cardinals, the Royals improved to 4-4 at Busch Stadium over the past three seasons and 16-16 all time. The Cardinals lead all-time in the Interleague series, 45-31.

• Brett on why he decided to become a hitting coach: "I was just a frustrated fan like everybody in Kansas City was. Everything I own, I owe to the Royals. My house, my cars, my clothes, my kids' sneakers. Everything I have in life, everywhere I've been in life, it's because of the Royals."

Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for
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