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Royals take lead late in win

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Hosmer wasn’t sure whether he could score from first when Billy Butler roped a pitch down the third-base line, so he put his head down and sprinted as fast as he could.
He slid home just ahead of the tag for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Friday night.
And after the Kansas City Royals held on for a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros for their first three-game winning streak in a month, Hosmer flashed a little quickness once again.
He deftly dodged a bath of ice water from some teammates.
“It’s ...


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