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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 This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.