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RHP Aaron Crow picked up his second save of the season on Missouri Tigers night at Kauffman Stadium. Crow is a Missouri alumnus. Both of Crow's saves this season are against the Indians. Royals closer RHP Greg Holland was unavailable after working the three previous games.

1B Raul Ibanez tripled in the fourth inning, becoming the oldest Royal to triple at 42 years, 44 days. Bob Boone had the distinction of being the oldest Royal to triple at 41 years, 307 days on Sept. 22, 1989.

LF Alex Gordon is 11-for-30, .367, since the All-Star break. Gordon singled in the fourth inning.

1B Eric Hosmer was held out of the starting lineup for the fourth time in five games Friday with a bruised right hand. He can play defensively, but has trouble gripping the bat. He was used again in the ninth inning to play first base.

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