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MLB: Kansas City 8, Tampa Bay 2

June 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 27 (UPI) -- Jeff Francoeur blasted a three-run homer and Yuniesky Betancourt added a two-run shot Tuesday to power the Kansas City Royals past Tampa Bay 8-2.

Francoeur's eighth-inning blast capped the game's scoring while Betancourt's clout in the third completed a four-run uprising that put Kansas City in charge.

Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas added RBI as the Royals clinched their three-game series by outscoring Tampa Bay 16-2 in the first two contests.

Bruce Chen (7-6) gave up one earned run on five hits through seven innings, striking out five while issuing one walk. The left-hander tossed 72 of his 99 pitches for strikes.

Rays starter Chris Archer (0-2) went 5 2/3 innings, surrendering four runs (three earned) on four hits while striking out seven and walking one.

Brooks Conrad hit a solo homer for Tampa Bay.

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