BALTIMORE (AP) -- Jeff Francoeur had a terrific weekend, and the notoriously streaky hitter hopes the rest of the Royals will follow his success.
Francoeur had two more hits on Sunday, including a go-ahead home run, and Kansas City beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2.
Francoeur finished 7 for 12 in the three-game series. In his last 14 games, he is batting .379 with all five of his home runs this season, two of them on this trip to Baltimore.
"I think you're starting to see us all kind of get in a groove, which I think we all thought we'd do this year sooner rather than later," he said.
Kansas City won two consecutive games for the first time since a four-game winning streak from May 12-15.
"I think we knew it was time to kind of get going here," Francoeur said.
Billy Butler also homered and Alcides Escobar had two hits. Butler had home runs in successive games for the Royals, but was happiest for Francoeur.
"Frenchie is going through one of the better stretches I've seen anybody ...