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Crown points

• The three-game sweep at Arizona was the Royals' first since June 13-15 at Chicago. And it was just their second three-game sweep on the road in Interleague Play; the first was June 17-19, 2008, at St. Louis.

• Going into the series against the Giants, the Royals had an 11-4 record against National League teams. What's going on there? "I don't care as long as we win," Yost said.

• Catcher Francisco Pena has 24 home runs for Triple-A Omaha, most in the organization. First baseman Matt Fields has 22 for the Storm Chasers.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for
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