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Crown points

• David Lough, subbing for Lorenzo Cain in center field on Sunday, started at his third outfield spot in three days. He played left on Saturday, right on Friday.

• Through Saturday, the Royals continued to lead the Majors in hitting after two outs, at .283 (190-for-672). Alex Gordon was the individual leader at .440 (33-for-75).

• First baseman Matt Fields' two home runs in Double-A Northwest Arkansas' 6-3 win over Arkansas gave him 14, which ranks fourth in the Texas League.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for
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