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Worth noting

• A moment of silence was observed in memory of Royals Minor League pitcher Carlos Fortuna prior to Wednesday night's game against the Cubs.

Fortuna, 22, passed away on Sunday in the Dominican Republic after a three-year battle against cancer. He played in the Royals' organization in the Dominican, Surprise and Burlington, N.C., from 2007-09.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for
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