Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 6/26/12
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Bruce Chen went seven innings in another workmanlike start, Jeff Francoeur and Yuniesky Betancourt both went deep and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Tuesday night. Betancourt hit a two-run shot during a four-run third inning against Chris Archer (0-2), and Francoeur added a three-run homer during a four-run eighth to give Kansas City some breathing room. Alex Gordon and Billy Butler also drove in runs to pace a Royals offense that was outscored by St. Louis 30-14 over the weekend, but has trumped Tampa Bay 16-2 so far this series. The Royals will go for the sweep on Wednesday afternoon. Chen (7-6) gave up a run in the first and Brooks Conrad's solo shot in the second to win for the seventh time in his last nine decisions.
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