Found September 08, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
It was 99 degrees at first pitch but it still took a few innings for the Royals’ bats to heat up Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game series with the division-leading Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium. But once they got going the Royals backed Bruce Chen with a 10-hit attack including three knocks from Eric Hosmer in a 5-2 win that pulled the Royals within three games of the second American League Wild Card pending other results. “We know we’re close and we’re going to come out here and keep fighting until the end” said Hosmer whose average ticked up to .302 with a three-for-four performance. It was Hosmer’s majestic three-run home run in the fifth inning — a high-arching 414-foot blast off Doug Fister — that brought the Royals back from an early two-run deficit. “Every hack he takes right now he’s real confident in the box and feels real good about his swing” manager Ned Yost said. “He’s seeing the ball really really well. … He barreled that one up pretty good.” Fist
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